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    Billy Devaney Recaps Draft

    April 28
    Billy Devaney Recaps Draft

    Rams VP of Player Personnel Billy Devaney joined Bernie Miklasz and Randy Karraker Monday on the Roll Home on Team 1380 to recap the Draft.

    At the end of the day it came down to the need for pass rush for the pick between Chris Long and Glenn Dorsey. Billy said that along with the positive energy Long brings into the building, he will make the other guys on the line better.

    The Rams stuck to their theme of picking smart, passionate, productive players throughout the draft.

    Devaney said that Donnie Avery was the best fit for the Rams at the wide receiver position.

    “There were a lot of good receivers that went after Avery, but whether its size or speed or other issues, Avery was a much better fit for Al Saunder’s offense.”

    As an example of the leadway that Jay Zygmunt and Scott Linehan gave him, Billy said that he put in a new grading scale when he got here even though it was very late in the process of preparing for the draft.

    Devaney said that there wasn’t any major tweaking of the board late last week, but they moved some guys around after they received additional information.

    The Rams know John Greco can play guard, but they would like to try him at tackle too. Roy Schuening definitely has a chance to develop into a starter.

    Justin King needs some experience playing man coverage. He has all the measurables like height/weight, and has played some wide out. "There is no reason why this guy shouldn’t make tremendous gains," Billy said.

    Devaney said that Mark Setterstrom, Brett Romberg, and Richie Incognito will fight it out for the center position, but they also want to get a look at Dustin Fry.

    The guys also talked about the depth at safety, and Billy said they will bring in a quarterback for camp.


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    Re: Billy Devaney Recaps Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    At the end of the day it came down to the need for pass rush for the pick between Chris Long and Glenn Dorsey.
    It's still not clear whether they thought Dorsey was the better prospect.

    I notice they say Avery was the best fit, Greco can play guard or tackle, Schuening has starting potential...and they have faith King will get better. Not exactly a glowing endorsement of our corner.

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