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  • Brian Quick

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  • Isaiah Pead

    22 45.83%
  • Rok Watkins

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    Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    The Rams had great production from its rookie class last year, despite having three picks who played very little due to injury or slow development.

    Which of these "Redshirt Rookies" will emerge in 2013?


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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Went with Pead.

    I think there are some fans who see him as a really big disappointment, but I think you need to put his ordeal into perspective.

    He was late to camp because of the way his college schedule worked, not his fault. D.Rich made the most of his opportunity before Pead arrived and proved he could be a solid #2.

    Its hard for me to fault Pead when D.Rich was playing so well throughout the season. But I don't think its a knock on Pead at all, as I think he will be a stud when he gets his carries. Its more a compliment to D.Rich for performing so well.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Went with Quick because of the expectations and the competition that will take place at WR for the Rams. This will be especially true if Danny Amendola leaves. In truth, I hope they all have a huge impact.

    Go Rams!

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    Im going with Quick also, but i can see Pead taking off too. It seemeed like he was pressing to hard to make plays in preseason when richardson seemingly took over as the #2 rb. And Peads pressing got him demoted from kr after the dolhpins game (when he brung the kr deep out of the endzone and fumbled on the sideline). Then at the end of the season he seemede more relaxed and just played ball... He looked good and explosive just not enough touches.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Isaiah Pead with an asterisk. Only if SJ is not back and I'm amusing he will not be back. Pead will get the chance to be the guy IMO. The Rams took him with this move in mind.

    Mayock's take: "Pead is an explosive, burst excelerator. He's great in space. I love the fact that St. Louis took him. Remember, they're trying to protect Sam Bradford, and you do that in a number of ways. Nobody is behind Steven Jackson, so you get this kid the ball in space."

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Im sticking with my gut on Isaiah Pead. I liked him coming out of Cincinnati, and was expecting big things from him last season. It didnt quite happen for Pead, but I still believe in his ability. Hopefully, the team will improve on it's run blocking this year, and free him up for a good year.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Run blocking pass blocking, I believe Watkins can have a tremendous impact, and I think he'll come in poised to do just exactly that.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    Run blocking pass blocking, I believe Watkins can have a tremendous impact, and I think he'll come in poised to do just exactly that.
    What Jag said. I'm rooting for Pead & Quick of course but I am also anticipating considerable contribution from the Big Wattman.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcat View Post
    Im going with Quick also, but i can see Pead taking off too. It seemeed like he was pressing to hard to make plays in preseason when richardson seemingly took over as the #2 rb. And Peads pressing got him demoted from kr after the dolhpins game (when he brung the kr deep out of the endzone and fumbled on the sideline). Then at the end of the season he seemede more relaxed and just played ball... He looked good and explosive just not enough touches.
    Pead didn't fumble in that game. It was Miller who fumbled after returning a short kickoff.

    I'm going with Quick because he has the physical ability to succeed and if he can produce then it could completely change this offense moving forward.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Great question, and honestly I think that all three will have big impacts this year, but I eventually settled with Pead. With S-Jax looking more and more likely that he'll bolt, I think it will be up to him and Richardson to carry the load, and with Pead being the more athletic and explosive of the two I expect him to earn #1 back status. I also like Quick, but I think it'll be a year or two before he hits his peak in this league.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    It was always between Quick & Pead for me. I went with Quick. I imagine The Rams without one or the other if they brought what we hope they will at their respective positions. If I had to make the Sophie....I'd go Peadless every time.

    I also think Jackson will stay and even if he leaves, The Rams will,imo, pick up a bigger back somehow & Pead won't get a lion's share either way. Amendola staying, on the other hand, seems more likely to help Quick than hurt. And Givens will hopefully be that much better as well.

    I'm still worried about the Oline,etc like everyone else but I think the core is excitingly close to critical momentum; if they catch a break on injuries. I look forward to young skill players showing up more quickly every year. Y'know like a normal NFL team....

    Anyway, I'm not sure The Rams have ever had a WR of the type Quick would be if he fulfills the promise of his college tape and indisputable physical gifts. We've had fast, smart, tough, acrobats, and consummate technicians and combos of all the above...but a weapon like that ? I think Sam will be ready to bring the best out in him as well & there really is no one who could do more for The Rams success if he really takes off.He doesn't have to put up Megatron-like numbers, either, to have a huge overall impact.

    Doesn't that young safety merit a mention ? Matt Daniels ? Daniel Matthews ? I may be getting a little senile & definitely too lazy to look it up.
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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    If Jackson's gone, I wonder if Ganaway could work his way into this converation?

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by cfh128 View Post
    If Jackson's gone, I wonder if Ganaway could work his way into this converation?
    Possibly, but I'd think Pead would have a better shot than Ganaway.
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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    FWIW, Pead was Adam Schefter's pick for 2013 Breakout Player of the Year.

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    Re: Which "Redshirt Rookie" from 2012 will have the biggest impact in 2013?

    I voted Rok because thats who I hope breaks out well.

    But I think Quick will be the one to have a break-out year next year in those 3


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