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    Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    List of guys we drafted since 2001:


    2001
    Selections
    Round 1 (12th Overall): Damione Lewis, DT, Miami (FL)
    1 (20): Adam Archuleta, SS, Arizona State
    1 (29): Ryan Pickett, DT, Ohio State
    2 (42): Tommy Polley, OLB, Florida State
    3 (83): Brian Allen, OLB, Florida State
    4 (116): Milton Wynn, WR, Washington State
    4 (129): Brandon Manumaleuna, FB, Arizona
    5 (145): Jerametrius Butler, CB, Kansas State
    6 (197): Francis St. Paul, WR, Northern Arizona
    2002
    SelectionsRound 1 (31st Overall): Robert Thomas, LB, UCLA
    2 (64): Travis Fisher, CB, Central Florida
    3 (84): Lamar Gordon, FB, North Dakota State
    3 (95): Eric Crouch, WR, Nebraska
    4 (130): Travis Scott, G, Arizona State
    5 (167): Courtland Bullard, LB, Ohio State
    6 (205): Steve Bellisari, QB, Ohio State
    7 (243): Chris Massey, FB, Marshall
    2003
    Selections
    Round 1 (12th Overall): Jimmy Kennedy, DT, Ohio State
    2 (43): Pisa Tinoisamoa,LB, Hawaii
    3 (74): Kevin Curtis, WR, Ohio State
    4 (106): Shaun McDonald, WR, Arizona State
    4 (107): DeJaun Groce, CB, Nebraska
    5 (148): Dan Curley, TE, Eastern Washington
    5 (170): Shane Walton, S, Notre Dame
    5 (172): Kevin Garrett, CB, Southern Methodist
    6 (184): Scott Tercero, G, Cal
    7 (251): Scott Shanle, LB, Nebraska
    7 (254): Richard Angulo, TE, Western New Mexico
    2004
    Selections
    Round 1 (24th Overall): Steven Jackson, RB, Oregon State
    3 (91): Anthony Hargrove, DE, Georgia Tech
    4 (130): Brandon Chillar, LB, UCLA
    5 (158): Jason Shivers, S, Arizona State
    6 (201): Jeff Smoker, QB, Michigan State
    7 (237): Erik Jensen, TE, Iowa
    7 (238): Larry Turner, G, Eastern Kentucky
    2005
    Selections
    Round 1 (19th Overall): Alex Barron, T, Florida State
    2 (50): Ron Bartell, CB, Howard
    3 (65): OJ Atogwe, S, Stanford
    3 (81): Richie Incognito, C, Nebraska
    4 (117): Jerome Carter, S, Florida State
    4 (134): Claude Terrell, G, New Mexico
    5 (144): Jerome Collins, TE, Notre Dam
    6 (192): Dante Ridgeway, WR, Ball State
    6 (210): Reggie Hodges, P, Ball State
    7 (250): Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Harvard
    7 (251): Madison Hedgecock, FB, North Carolina
    2006
    Selections
    Round 1 (16th Overall): 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, G, Minnesota
    7 (243): Tony Palmer, G, Missouri
    2007
    Selections
    Round 1 (13th Overall): Adam Carriker, DT, Nebraska
    2 (52): Brian Leonard, RB, Rutgers
    3 (84): Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee
    5 (139): Dustin Fry, C, Clemson
    5 (154): Clifton Ryan, DT, Michigan State
    6 (190): Ken Shackleford, OT, Georgia
    7 (248): Keith Jackson Jr., DT, Arkansas
    7 (249): Derek Stanley, WR, Wisconsin-Whitewater
    2008
    Selections
    Round 1 (Second Overall): Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    2 (33): Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
    3 (65): John Greco, T, Toledo
    4 (101): Justin King, CB, Penn State
    4 (128): Keenan Burton, WR, Kentucky
    5 (157): Roy Schuening, OG, Oregon State
    7 (228): Chris Chamberlain, LB, Tulsa
    7 (252): David Vobora, LB, Idaho
    2009
    Selections
    Round 1 (Second Overall): Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
    2 (35): James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
    3 (66): Bradley Fletcher, CB, Iowa
    4 (103): Darell Scott, DT, Clemson
    5 (160): Brooks Foster, WR, North Carolina
    6 (196): Keith Null, QB, West Texas A&M
    7 (211): Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Texas
    2010
    Selections
    Round 1 (First Overall): Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
    2 (33): Roger Saffold, OT, Indiana
    3 (65): Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida
    4 (99): Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
    5 (132): Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, Illinois
    5 (149): Hall Davis, DE, Louisiana-Lafayette
    6 (170): Fendi Onobun, TE, Houston
    6 (189): Eugene Sims, DE, West Texas A&M
    7 (211): Marquis Johnson, CB, Alabama
    7 (226): George Selvie, DE, South Florida
    7 (254): Josh Hull, LB, Penn State


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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    I think you answered your own question. Look at our drafts......

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Exactly! 06, 07 sucked and that reflects in our record 08, 09.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Not sure how it can be anymore obvious

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    lol in the 2004 draft we took Chillar, Shivers, than smoker

    What a combo of names

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Yea this info answers the question on its own.We rlly failed at drafting 06,07,and we got a little better 08 and then 09 and 10 we hit with our first 2 picks of each draft.We need to continue on this path with our first 2 picks at least and we should improve this season.Plz god let Julio fall i would be soooo happy.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    I would probably place a little blame on coaching for failing to utilize the new players correctly.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    No doubt I see an upswing the last few years. Mike Martz and his staff were a joke. I hope the new regime can finally hit on a reciever this year?

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    That was a lot of work when all you had to say was "years of poor management and bad drafting"

    Are the guys in red players in the league but not on the rams? and if that is the case, why are gilyard and onobun in red?

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Would you let a plumber and a kindergarten teacher do open heart surgery?

    Would you let a banker and a carpenter conduct rocket science?

    Then why would anyone think letting an accountant and a lawyer run an NFL draft is a good idea?
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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Got me. Call NASA.

    (Or ask a chorus girl).
    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    I'd like to hear it told how we let Shanle get away. Was it Lovie?
    With all the gravitas of Jackie Treehorn.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by live4ramin View Post
    I'd like to hear it told how we let Shanle get away. Was it Lovie?
    As I recall it, he tested positive for steroids and we let him go.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Looking back at these drafts is quite embarrassing.

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    Re: Why did the Rams hit rock bottom in 2009?

    Wow. I guess I've never seen it all laid out so ... blatantly. Aside from the rare gem (and I do believe all the 'gems' are in purple) .... it's really quite sad. I want my decade back.
    If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.

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