View Poll Results: Who (other than Bradford) should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

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  • Lance Kendricks

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  • Scott Wells

    3 6.38%
  • Brian Quick

    19 40.43%
  • Ray Ray Armstrong

    3 6.38%
  • T.J. McDonald

    1 2.13%
  • Chris Givens

    12 25.53%
  • Jo-Lon Dunbar

    7 14.89%
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    Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    If you're a veteran, draft weekend could be a nervous time for you. Nobody wants the team to draft a young player who could take their job.

    What player OTHER THAN SAM BRADFORD (that would be too easy) should be giving a sigh of relief today after the Rams declined to draft a potential replacement?


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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    I went with Armstrong.

    The fact that the Rams didn't focus on the OLB position suggests that they believe he has some long term potential.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    The WRs should breath a little easier, but I get the feeling that Givens should feel that ease a little more than Quick should.
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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    I went with Givens. I think the FO is much more comfortable with Quick than we are. They knew what they were getting into and are going to give him 3 seasons to prove his worth. As for Givens, major regression can be scary.


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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    I went with Wells. His is the only position that wasn't affected by the drafting of Robinson and the re-signing of Saffold, and they only took a late round C when they could have easily picked another C earlier in the draft (Weston Richberg was taken shortly after Tre Mason)

    It seems the team is relying on him for at least this year (although Barrett Jones is an unknown quantity)

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    My vote would be the entire group of wide receivers.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    My vote would be the entire group of wide receivers.

    ramming speed to all

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    Certainly, the draft appears to be a vote of confidence for the group. Not sure that guys like Austin, Bailey and Britt (if healthy and trouble free) had much to worry about, though.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    I did't include Barrett Jones, but perhaps I should have. His roster spot seems pretty secure at this point.
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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Givens is probably relaxed, ready to get to work. But I think you're right about BJones too.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Went with Givens. Was going to say Ray Ray(Damn maybe should have picked Clinton-Dix "Ray Ray and Ha Ha on the tackle!"), but Sam or Alexander might be utilized as an OLB, and if so could cut into Ray Ray's playing time.

    Competition breeds excellence though and the cream will rise to the top as they say. You want it fight for it! Why I feel no one's job should be safe. Wasn't' that way in Seattle and look how it worked out for them.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I went with Armstrong.

    The fact that the Rams didn't focus on the OLB position suggests that they believe he has some long term potential.
    I went with Armstrong as well. Ever since we drafted Ray Ray, I've had a feeling he might turn out to be a solid player for us. Now that Greg Williams is taking over, it should be interesting to see how he uses Ray Ray. Greg likes players with an edge to them, and there is no question in my mind that Armstrong plays with a log on his shoulder.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    I went with Armstrong as well. Ever since we drafted Ray Ray, I've had a feeling he might turn out to be a solid player for us. Now that Greg Williams is taking over, it should be interesting to see how he uses Ray Ray. Greg likes players with an edge to them, and there is no question in my mind that Armstrong plays with a log on his shoulder.
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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    There are many players who might feel a sense of relief. The receivers group is a perfect example. I went with Dunbar over Armstrong simply because he's the expected starter. He's also older than Armstrong so chances that he's bumped aside with only Armstrong who's had only limited experience is minimal. Until we see the on-the-field skills at work, we have no idea what to expect. I am excited to say the least.

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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    I guess I'm not understanding why everyone is so down on Givens. The guy has led our wide receiving core in yardage the past two seasons and has shown some great flashes, but he is at the bottom of the totem pole? He had a bit of a down year but I don't feel like it was so bad that he automatically drops to the bottom of the depth chart. I have been a supporter of Quick and hope he breaks out this year, but to this point he has hardly done anything. Why is he getting the "we will give him 3 years treatment", where Givens doesn't?

    I understand the whole "receivers from small schools take longer to develop" argument, but that's why you usually take them later and not at the top of the second round. Givens was a fourth rounder, why do we expect so much more of him and not the guy taken at the top of the second round? Is it because its easier for people to justify giving up on a fourth rounder versus a guy taken at the top of the second?

    I voted for Quick. I feel that with all the big receivers that were available this year, it was a vote of confidence for Quick that we didn't take one. My prediction is that Givens bounces back this year and has a great year. I think last season humbled him and I think the kid has the desire to be great.
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    Re: Which current Ram should view the draft as a "vote of confidence"?

    Brian Quick the Rams could have moved back and taken Evans. If Evans was on this team the door is closed.

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