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    The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    Here's my list of the 5 guys I think have had the best camp/preseason in terms of elevating or solidifying their status with the team:

    1. Laurent Robinson
    Robinson started training camp as one of several players fighting for a starting WR spot. With Avery going down with an injury, he has stepped up and become the go-to guy throughout the preseason. He's pretty much a lock to be in the starting lineup on opening day.

    2. Quincy Butler
    At the start of camp, Butler seemed to be little more than a camp body. His strong play on the field, though, has put him in a good spot to make the roster. In fact, right now you could argue he's ahead of third round choice Bradley Fletcher.

    3. James Laurinaitis
    Laurinaitis quickly worked his way into the starting lineup and appears to be poised to stay there for a long time. In addition to his physical tools, he seems to be a real "student of the game" who will not shy away from taking on a leadership role as a rookie.

    4. Darell Scott
    Thought the Rams have many bodies fighting for the DT spots, and Scott has battled nagging injuries throughout camp, I have not read one comment suggesting that he's anything but a lock for the final 53. He could ultimately prove to be the steal of the Rams' 2009 draft.

    5. Samkon Gado
    Though he had some bad moments against the Falcons, for the most part Gado has been the best of the Rams' RBs not named Jackson throughout preseason. Absent a move to obtain another player, he should start the year as Jackson's understudy, and possibly a kick returner.


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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    I couldn't agree more with you Aveng. Quincy Bulter and Darel Scott were huge surprises. But it seems like Spags put his pride aside, and instead of picking his boys, cuts and sees according to talent. I can't wait for this season, it feels good to have a coach who finally makes great decisions. I really didn't think Laurent Robinson was going to do anything. He shut me up fast. I think he has potential to be feared in this league Via the atlanta game.

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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    I'd have to throw in Gary Gibson. This journeyman is close to starting on opening day instead of Carriker.

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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I'd have to throw in Gary Gibson. This journeyman is close to starting on opening day instead of Carriker.

    Second that. He's looking solid through the preseason so far.

    Derek Stanley has also looked sharp at times during the preseason.

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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    I would have to throw Wade on that list, as well as Gibson, as TX mentioned.

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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    Quote Originally Posted by maineram View Post
    I would have to throw Wade on that list, as well as Gibson, as TX mentioned.

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    Yeah... Wade definitely has done a lot to elevate himself.

    I left Gibson off because I'm not certain he's going to make the final roster. Still, he has had a good camp.

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    Re: The Five Guys Who Have Gained The Most In Camp/Preseason

    As for Laurinaitis, didn't we expect him to start?

    I agree completely with Gibson. Nobody expected anything from the guy and now he's potentially a starter. The talk of Carriker leaving is all because of Gibson's play. That's a massive move. As for Scott I agree 100%. Billy D had a comment yesterday on NFL Radio that he showed flashes of brilliance and was solid in passing and rushing drills. That's exciting to hear.

    I'm now doubtful Quincy makes the roster. In the same interview Billy D said the team is looking to add several players from other team's cuts. If they add a DB (specifically a safety), Butler is probably gone.

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