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    Give these grades

    Ok I have check out grades given the day after the draft on these drafts. So take a look give them a grade knowing now what we know. I will post the grade given in a day or so. let see just how good the so called experts are..


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    St. Louis Rams: Defensive tackle Damione Lewis, because he is a penetrator with quickness, is a nice pick. With his toughness, safety Adam Archuleta will be ideal paired with Kim Herring. Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett was a bit of a reach, but he came out as a junior and has some upside. He's worth the risk as a third first-round pick. Tommy Polley came back from a knee injury and didn't make as many impact plays, but he got his weight up to the 235 pounds and is an excellent football player. He can fill a hole at outside linebacker. The Rams also drafted his teammate, linebacker Brian Allen. He is only six feet tall, but he is super strong and fast and was productive. Receiver Milton Wynn could be a steal. At more than 6-foot-2 with 4.5 speed, he gave Utah cornerback Andre Dyson all kinds of problems last season. Brandon Manumaleuna could be a backup tight end. Jerametrius Butler was on the rise before the draft because he was running outstanding 40 times. He also played well in coverage at Kansas State. Francis St. Paul is a similar player to Az Hakim. He has the same size and tremendous 4.31 speed as a return man.


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    St. Louis:… For years, it seems the Rams went off the board on draft day to concentrate on the skill positions, but they did a very nice job restocking the offensive line at the 2005 draft, although they may still have work to do in that area. First-round pick OT Alex Barron, for example, had his ups and downs early in the season, but settled in as the season progressed, in the process solidifying what had been a problem position for years in St. Louis. Meanwhile, OG Claude Terrell, a prototype interior roadgrader taken in the 4th round, looked all the part of the future at that position for the Rams as he also started most of the season, although he still needs to refine his pass blocking technique. FB Madison Hedgecock, a 7th round pick, has also helped the run-game blocking and, for good measure, chipped in 9 receptions. Meanwhile, CB Ronald Bartell, a second-round selection contributed increased minutes as the season progressed, knocking down 4 passes in 7 starts, while 4th round SS Jerome Carter started twice and posted 35 tackles. Another rookie DB O.J. Atogwe, the Rams' 3rd round pick, on the other hand, didn't play much until late, but had a couple of big plays, including a 42-interception return in St. Louis' final game. The Rams also had a moment for the ages when QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, the former Ivy Leaguer from Harvard who was slected in the 7th round was thrust into action because of injuries to Marc Bulger and Jamie Martin and led the Rams to a remarkable last-minute comeback win in Houston. Fitzpatrick, though, struggled after that, but did finish the year with a 56% completion mark, although he had twice as many picks (8) as TD passes (4)…

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    2006 St. Louis Rams Draft Grade
    1(15) Tye Hill CB Clemson
    2(46) Joe Klopfenstein TE Colorado
    3(68) Claude Wroten DT LSU
    3(77) Jon Alston LB Stanford
    3(93) Dominique Byrd TE USC
    4(113) Victor Adeyanju DE Indiana
    5(144) Marques Hagans WR Virginia
    7(221) Tim McGarigle LB Northwestern
    7(242) Mark Setterstrom OG Minnesota
    7(243) Tony Palmer OG Missouri

    Day One Analysis: Productive day when you look at the talent added to the roster. Tye Hill fits the small and fast cornerback mold the Rams covet and Joe Klopfenstein gives them their best athlete at tight end in a decade. The third round picks were solid but unspectacular.

    Day Two Analysis: Victor Adeyanju was one of the players that I was shocked went undrafted during the first day. Mark Setterstrom and Tony Palmer immediately beef up the Rams line and were great value picks for the seventh round.

    Fantasy Impact: Joe Klopfenstein holds the possibility for a lot of value as a rookie and Tye Hill could help a secondary that was near the bottom in interceptions last season. Victor Adeyanju is a sleeper here and could have some long term value.


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    Re: Give these grades

    I'd have to say D-, D, D.

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    Re: Give these grades

    I grade all 3 a D.

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    Re: Give these grades

    Ok more grades, lets see how this plays out...

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    Re: Give these grades

    Mel Grade: B+

    Great Blue North B+

    Overall Grade: B


    What's the deal we took the players that Mel liked, the best on his board. The day after the draft, he looked at his charts and said B+. Why do so many fans get bent when a guy like Mel rips a draft pick. Think about it if Mel was a GM, and had bulit teams, it would carry weight. Mel approved the first draft, he would be on the hot seat for sure.

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    Re: Give these grades

    I thought Mel gave you guys a C+

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    Re: Give these grades

    I thought Mel gave you guys a C+
    He gave us a B+ in 2001, but after the players all became bust our draft was more like a D. So who cares what Mel hands out 24 hours after the draft.

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