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    Amobi Okoye

    The rams could use him at DT. Very good player and only 19 years old. What do you guys think?


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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Right now he's one of the top options at the 13th pick of likely available players, IMO.

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    He is a bit raw but he could be a good pick,

    The problem is that the Rams have been terrible at picking DT talent in the draft amd most of the time it takes a year or two for a DT to hit stride and it might be even longer for Okoye because he is so young.

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Quote Originally Posted by Country View Post
    The problem is that the Rams have been terrible at picking DT talent in the draft
    I don't understand the point you're trying to make though. Pointing out a past history of not making good personnel decisions on a certain position would be a fine way of addressing someone who asks whether or not we should draft that position in round one. But we're talking about a specific guy here. Does Okoye somehow become a lesser prospect if the Rams pick him?

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I don't understand the point you're trying to make though. Pointing out a past history of not making good personnel decisions on a certain position would be a fine way of addressing someone who asks whether or not we should draft that position in round one. But we're talking about a specific guy here. Does Okoye somehow become a lesser prospect if the Rams pick him?
    No he doesn't become less of a prospect, what I should have said is that DT is a dangerous position to pick. I think it has the highest rate of busting of any position.

    DT is always a dangerous pick.

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    i hope we dont end up with Haslett picking another Jonathan Sullivan. He traded two first rounders to get him, and he was the biggest bust in recent years.

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Wow, 19 years old and graduating!! I think that I heard about his story on one of the college broadcasts. Very sharp guy academically and motivated to improve his family's life if he is the one that I heard about. If this is so, then he is mature beyond his years and could be a good pick-up.
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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    he sounds like the type of guy who wll try really hard to improve, which is what we need

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    he sounds like the type of guy who wll try really hard to improve, which is what we need
    It makes me think of Tamba Hali, and he turned out pretty well for the Chiefs.
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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    Very very smart and dedicated kid. He learnings on the field very quickly I really hope he will be a Ram!

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    Re: Amobi Okoye

    I still would rather trade up and grab a guy like Branch. I fear that the lack of height will hurt Okoye.

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