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    2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Another board had a complete list of the 2005 Free Agents. Here's my preliminary Top 10 Wish List for the Rams:

    1. Edgerton Hartwell, LB, Baltimore - true run stopper Rams lack.
    2. Darren Howard, DE, New Orleans - all around DE would be an upgrade.
    3. Shaun Ellis, DE, New York Jets - a replacement for Little if...
    4. Joe Andruzzi, OG, New England - perfect fit for need position.
    5. Dominic Raiola, C, Detroit - upgrade over aging McCollum.
    6. Kendrell Bell, LB, Pittsburgh - w/out injury history, he'd be at top of list.
    7. John Abraham, DE, New York Jets - another possible Little contingency plan.
    8. Donovan Darius, S, Jacksonville - move Arch to LB?
    9. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego - probably no shot at him, but...
    10. Shaun Rogers, DT, Detroit - allow Rams to trade Lewis or Pickett before they become FAs?


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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    Another board had a complete list of the 2005 Free Agents. Here's my preliminary Top 10 Wish List for the Rams:

    1. Edgerton Hartwell, LB, Baltimore - true run stopper Rams lack.
    2. Darren Howard, DE, New Orleans - all around DE would be an upgrade.
    3. Shaun Ellis, DE, New York Jets - a replacement for Little if...
    4. Joe Andruzzi, OG, New England - perfect fit for need position.
    5. Dominic Raiola, C, Detroit - upgrade over aging McCollum.
    6. Kendrell Bell, LB, Pittsburgh - w/out injury history, he'd be at top of list.
    7. John Abraham, DE, New York Jets - another possible Little contingency plan.
    8. Donovan Darius, S, Jacksonville - move Arch to LB?
    9. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego - probably no shot at him, but...
    10. Shaun Rogers, DT, Detroit - allow Rams to trade Lewis or Pickett before they become FAs?
    Mine is pretty similar, only a couple of differences:
    1. Hartwell
    2. Bell
    3. Ken Lucas - a hardhitting physical corner
    4. Fred Smoot - shutdown CB, IF he can keep his head on straight
    5. Andruzzi
    6. Abraham
    7. Gates
    8. Howard
    9. Scott Fujita - the heart of Pisa, the size of Little, the instincts of London
    10. Darius

    A few other ideas: Marcus Coleman (FS), Andre Dyson (CB), Bubba Franks (TE), Chris Claiborne (LB), Chris Hovan (DT), Ben Hamilton (OG), Matt Willig (OT)
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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Would you mind posting the link to all the free agents? I would like to take a look and dream of what could be...

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    This came from a poster on another site, so I'm not certain its 100% accurate:

    Baltimore
    G Anderson, Bennie 28.1
    CB Baxter, Gary 26.3
    FS Demps, Will 25.3
    DE Douglas, Marques 28.0
    LB Hartwell, Edgerton 26.8
    CB Sanders, Deion 37.6
    HB Taylor, Chester 25.4
    WR Taylor, Travis 25.9
    DE Weaver, Tony 24.6

    Buffalo
    OT Jennings, Jonas 27.3
    DT Williams, Pat 32.4

    Cincinnati
    CB Bauman, Rashad 25.8
    CB Braham, Rich 34.3
    HB Johnson, Rudi 25.4

    Cleveland
    LB Bentley, Kevin 25.2
    LB Davis, Andra 26.2

    Denver
    OG Hamilton, Ben 27.5
    DE Hayward, Reggie 26.0
    HB Hearst, Garrison 34.2
    CB Herndon, Kelly 28.3

    Houston
    WR Bradford, Corey 29.2
    FS Coleman, Marcus 30.8
    NT Payne, Seth 30.1

    Indianapolis
    FS Bashir, Idrees 26.2
    SS Bird, Cory 26.6
    LB Brackett, Gary 24.8
    DE Brock, Raheem 26.7
    G DeMulling, Rick 27.6
    RT Diem, Ryan 25.7
    CB Harper, Nicholas 30.5
    WR Harrison, Marvin 32.5
    HB James, Edgerrin 26.6
    MLB MorrisRob 30.1
    HB Mungro, James 27.0
    G Peko, Tupe 26.5
    HB Rhodes, Dominic 26.1

    Jacksonville
    LB Ayodele, Akin 25.5
    DT Blade, Willie 26.1
    SS Darius, Donovin 29.6
    WR Edwards, Troy 27.9
    HB Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Chris 28.0

    Kansas City
    LB Caver, Quinton 26.5
    LB Fujita, Scott 25.8

    Miami
    FS Edwards, Antuan 27.8
    LB Greenwood, Morlon 26.6
    SS Knight, Sammy 29.5
    C McKinney, Seth 25.7
    HB Minor, Travis 25.7

    New England
    G Andruzzi, Joe 29.5
    RT Ashworth, Tom 27.4
    WR Brown, Troy 33.7
    WR Givens, David 24.5
    T Gorin, Brandon 26.6
    DE Green, Jarvis 26.1
    T Klemm, Adrian 27.8
    G Neal, Steve 28.4
    FB Pass, Patrick 27.2
    WR Patten, David 30.5
    K Vinatieri, Adam 32.2

    New York (J)
    DE Abraham, John 26.8
    TE Becht, Anthony 27.6
    QB Carter, Quincy 27.4
    DE Ellis, Shaun 27.7
    DT Evans, Josh 32.5
    DT Ferguson, Jason 30.3
    HB Jordan, LaMont 26.3
    RT McKenzie, Kareem 25.8

    Oakland
    DE Hamilton, Bobby 33.7
    CB Woodson, Charles 28.4
    HB Zereoue, Amos 28.4

    Pittsburgh

    ILB Bell, Kendrell 27.0
    WR Burress, Plaxico 27.6
    FS Hope, Chris 24.4

    San Diego
    WR Caldwell, Reche 25.9
    HB Chatman, Jesse 25.4
    TE Gates, Antonio 24.7

    Tennessee
    LB Calmus, Rocky 25.6
    CB Dyson, Andre 25.8
    LB Ena, Justin 27.3
    DE Hall, Carlos 26.1
    C Justin Hartwig 26.3
    HB Smith, Antowain 33.0

    Arizona
    HB Hambrick, Troy 28.3
    CB Hill, Renaldo 26.3
    TE Jones, Freddie 30.5
    MLB McKinnon, Ronald 31.4
    SS Ohalete, Ifeanyi 25.8
    LB Thompson, Raynoch 27.3
    HB Smith, Emmitt 35.8
    SS Wilson, Adrian 25.4
    DE Zellner, Peppi 30.0

    Atlanta
    CB Beasley, Aaron 31.7
    FS Carpenter, Keion 27.3
    MLB Duncan, Jamie 29.6
    CB Mathis, Kevin 30.8
    CB Rossum, Allen 29.4

    Carolina
    LB Armstead, Jessie 34.4
    LB Fields, Mark 32.3
    DE Pittman, Kavika 30.4
    HB Smart, Rod 28.1
    T Willig, Matt 26.1

    Chicago
    HB Thomas, Anthony 27.3

    Dallas
    DT Carson, Leonardo 28.1
    SS Dixon, Tony 25.7
    DT Eaton, Chad 32.9
    HB George, Eddie 31.4
    G Lehr, Matt 25.9
    QB Testaverde, Vinny 41.3
    WR Ward, Dedric 30.4
    CB Williams, Tyrone 31.8

    Detroit
    T McDougle, Stockar 28.1
    QB McMahon, Mike 26.1
    C Raiola, Dominic 26.2
    DT Rogers, Shaun 26.0
    WR Streets, Tai 27.9
    SS Walker, Bracy 34.3

    Green Bay
    TE Franks, Bubba 27.2
    G Rivera, Marco 32.9

    Minnesota
    WR Campbell, Kelly 24.6
    LB Claiborne, Chris 26.6
    G Dixon, David 36.2
    QB Frerotte, Gus 33.6
    DT Hovan, Chris 26.8
    CB Williams, Brian 25.7

    New Orleans
    SS Bellamy, Jay 32.5
    HB Carter, Ki-Jana 31.5
    LB Hodge, Sedrick 26.5
    DE Howard, Darren 28.3

    New York (G)
    FB Finn, Jim 28.2
    LB Greisen, Nick 25.6

    Philadelphia
    HB Buckhalter, Correll 26.4
    DE Burgess, Derrick 26.6
    DE Douglas, Hugh 33.5
    TE Lewis, Chad 33.4
    G Mayberry, Jermane 31.5
    LB Reese, Ike 31.4
    FB Ritchie, Jon 30.5
    DT Simon, Corey 28.0
    LB Trotter, Jeremiah 28.1
    HB Westbrook, Brian 25.5

    San Francisco
    WR Conway, Curtis 34.1
    FS Heard, Ronnie 28.4
    G Heitmann, Eric 25.0
    LB Peterson, Julian 26.6
    K Peterson, Todd 35.1
    LB Rasheed, Saleem 23.7
    CB Williams, Jimmy 26.0
    WR Wilson, Cedrick 26.2

    Seattle
    HB Alexander, Shaun 27.5
    DT Bernard, Rocky 25.9
    G Gray, Chris 34.7
    QB Hasselbeck, Matt 29.4
    LB Huff, Orlando 26.6
    T Jones, Walter 31.1
    CB Lucas, Ken 26.1
    TE Mili, Itula 31.9
    DE Okeafor, Chike 28.9
    P Rouen, Tom 36.7
    C Tobeck, Robbie 35.0
    T Womack, Floyd 26.3

    St. Louis
    TE Cleeland, Cameron 29.5
    WR Looker, Dane 28.8
    C Nutten, Tom 33.7
    T Pace, Orlando 29.3
    LB Polley, Tommy 27.1
    S Williams, Aeneas 37.1

    Tampa Bay
    WR Brown, Tim 38.6
    G Coleman, Cosey 26.3
    TE Dilger, Ken 34.1
    WR Galloway, Joey 33.3
    G O'Dwyer, Matt 32.5

    Washington
    G Brown, Ray 42.2
    HB Cartwright, Rock 25.2
    T Jones, Kenyatta 26.1
    MLB Pierce, Antonio 26.4
    DT Salave'a, Joe 29.9
    CB Smoot, Fred 25.9

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Do we have the cap space to make a realistic run at any top free agents?

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    I'd say it depends on what happens with Pace, Faulk, Little, Aeneas and others.

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadesofgrey
    Do we have the cap space to make a realistic run at any top free agents?
    I'm glad Shades brought this up. It got me to thinkin'. You know what would be a nice thread? A thread dedicated to educating the masses about the salary cap. Call it Capology 101 or something. Personally, I couldn't tell you my butt from a hole in the ground when it comes to the ins-and-outs of the salary cap. Is there anyone that consideres themselves cap-savvy that would be willing to provide a thread with the basics of the cap?
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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Good lists. I especially like Dominic Raiola (C-Lions), a Husker product who would be a great physical run-blocker in the middle.

    Andra Davis (Browns) wouldn't be a bad option at linebacker. He's big (6-1, 255), young, and can stop the run. He's also had a sack and a couple picks this year. Let's hope the Rams don't get desperate enough to look at bringing Jamie Duncan back.

    Rod "He Hate Me" Smart (Panthers) and Allen Rossum (Falcons) are a couple decent returners on the list.

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    The first and foremost free agent for this team is The Big Man, orlando pace. If we cant sign him long term this time around, without the postons involved in the mess, no matter what else we will do, it will be two steps back.

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    Re: 2005 Free Agent Top 10 Wish List (First Look!)

    Baxter Demps Hartwell from Balt and Smoot from Wash would be nice additions.

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