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    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Well, there was a run on RBs in the second, so I'm not sure who the Rams would have had an opportunity to take in the third (Pittman, maybe, or take a chance on Michael Bush?).
    Pittman, Bush, Tony Hunt was available and is in that big bruiser mold who can also catch out of the backfield. Obviously some are downgrades from the versatility Leonard provides, but I think we'd have gotten a major upgrade at DE. I'd take Crowder or Abiamiri over Robinson or Jay Moore at DE, which at this point is the best we're going to get tomorrow.

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    Not that bad of a D-Line for this season...
    Except the fact that we have two 30+ ends with only one back-up behind them.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    If we're lookin' for depth...why waste a 2nd Round Pick on an end.
    Yes, they're 30..but should we start looking for their replacements during this draft? I don't feel so...Maybe next year. Plus, Leonard's impossible to pass up on with everything he can do. Has speed, can block, catch, break tackles..all of that. Just makes our backfield even more dangerous. Though I'd much rather him play fullback for us, which isn't out of the question.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by IzzyHigh1212 View Post
    If we're lookin' for depth...why waste a 2nd Round Pick on an end.
    We shouldn't just be looking for depth. We're looking for someone who can eventually move into a starting role. We had a chance at Crowder or Abiamiri and passed. Hall is an injury risk, and if he gets injured again then we're scrambling to find a third guy to play behind Little and Hall because we have no one.

    Depth at DE should have been a much higher priority, IMO, than depth in the backfield on an offense that already features an incredible number of weapons.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    nick, would you have taken charles johnson over wade if we had the shot? Note my post earlier in the week about not wanting to swap #3's.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    one more thing guys, i guarantee you this dude will play special teams for us.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    nick, would you have taken charles johnson over wade if we had the shot?
    Hands down, yes. I saw both of them as second round values, and I think we needed to add a pass rusher since Carriker was slotted to move inside. Now we'll be lucky to get a shot at Brian Robinson.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    You have no idea how much I wish we hadn't swapped third round picks.

    Not that I don't like Wade, but my god, to have Johnson snatched one above us....ugh.

    Oh well, it's a nice choice considering who was left here.

    However, i think the Rams were banking on one of the DEs being there in round three.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    I see a lot of dissapointment. I think what we have here is guys who know nothing about the players we picked. We had a solid first draft day. Very Solid. We've filled the holes we needed to. DT, RB, CB. Now all we have to do is get a DE in the 4th and we are straight.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by jjigga3000 View Post
    I think what we have here is guys who know nothing about the players we picked.
    That's rather uncalled for. Just because someone doesn't share your opinion doesn't mean you should accuse them of knowing nothing about the prospects selected.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Hall is an injury risk, and if he gets injured again then we're scrambling to find a third guy to play behind Little and Hall because we have no one.
    If Hall goes down, Carriker can Play DE. We still have Wroten,Glover as DT's.

    Crowder or Abiamiri and passed
    I just don't see these guys as big time pass rusher IMO.

    Victor Adeyanju is simillar to these guys as well.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    If Hall goes down, Carriker can Play DE.
    Which delays the progress he's trying to make as a defensive tackle. In an emergency he can shift over, but it would have been nice (and IMO preferable) to find another body to carry that torch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    I just don't see these guys as big time pass rusher IMO.

    Victor Adeyanju is simillar to these guys as well.
    Well, we can agree to disagree.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    That's rather uncalled for. Just because someone doesn't share your opinion doesn't mean you should accuse them of knowing nothing about the prospects selected.
    Sorry you took my statement the wrong way. But then again that's not my problem. We need a backup for Stephen. Minor is not that. If a lot of fans were paying attention to what the team needs really were, instead of guys they wanted to get. Then they (you if you think I was talking about you) would see that we got the best player available for what we needed.

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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    I'm okay with the Wade pick. We went safe with Carriker and Leonard, so why not take a bit of a risk with Wade. There is precedent for good returns in those risky 3rd picks.......Curtis (small school), Incognito (health & character), and hopefully Wroten (drugs).

    He has all the physical tools you'd want, just rather raw from the technical side.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by jjigga3000 View Post
    We need a backup for Stephen. Minor is not that.
    No part of my position disputes any of that. My point is that a back-up and situational runner could have been found later, and I don't believe Leonard was the BPA at that spot. I don't think either of those statements are unreasonable.
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    Re: With the 84th pick, St. Louis selects Jonathan Wade, CB, Tennessee

    Well, I hadn't seen this thread earlier this evening, sorry, so I will import here my post on Wade from the 2007 Draft Discussion thread:

    CB Jonathan Wade. Don't know much about this Volunteer other than he's a true speedster, ex Track/WR athlete, has good character, and that he still needs plenty of football academics in order to develop in the NFL. Long term Ram project or sleeper surprise for our D?


    Also, I agree in GC's "guarantee":

    One more thing guys, I guarantee you this dude [JW] will play special teams for us.
    No doubt in my mind he will. Might even be our secret weapon. Ram on!
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