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    Could this guy be onto something?

    I've been reading all the draft boards that i can get my hands on to try and figure out who the Rams might be picking at 13. I went on msn.com and Peter Schrager did 6 mock drafts so far. In all 6 of them he had the Rams picking Patrick Willis at #13. Do you think that there might be some truth behind this, or could he be wrong in all 6 drafts?

    Personally I think it could be an interesting pick because of all the troubles that we have had at the linebacker position in the past. I'm not sure if we should be picking a linebacker in round 1 instead of a defensive lineman. We've had troubles at both of these positions, so I think either one would be we a great help.


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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    I'm not sure what you mean by having some truth behind it. It's one person's prediction of future events. The only way to know if there's any truth behind it is if it comes true in April. I think if there were any kind of rumblings that prompted him to make that pick, we would have picked up on them by now as well. All indications are that the Rams are leaving Witherspoon inside, though.
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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    I wouldnt be upset with Willis, but only if Branch, Carriker and Okoye are off the board, and provided we pick up a big bodied tackle later on, maybe Tank Tyler, but who knows

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    I would take Willis over branch and Carriker, but not Okoye. I'd be happy to get him.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    In all 6 of them he had the Rams picking Patrick Willis at #13.
    I haven't seen any yet with Willis, but I don't think that pick is all that out of question. My wish list stacks up like this:

    1. Adam Carriker
    2. Gaines Adams
    3. Amobi Okoye
    4. Jamal Anderson
    5. Patrick Willis
    6. Laron Landry
    7. Leon Hall
    8. Alan Branch

    That's 8 players on my board. Assuming that the big 5 on O (Russell, Quinn, Thomas, Peterson, & Johnson) are cleared out within the first 12 picks, one of the above names will be a Ram.

    So in this case, as long as the top 4 D players are off the board, I got no problem with Willis.
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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    Heard some information regarding Willis on the radio. He's a good character guy and often volunteers in the community.

    Known as a leader and a hitter on the field......

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    one of these years , a LB that has the same fire and playing ability as lawerance tayler will come from somewhere. and if it is willis, then i wouldn't mind him in a rams uniform.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by having some truth behind it. It's one person's prediction of future events. The only way to know if there's any truth behind it is if it comes true in April. I think if there were any kind of rumblings that prompted him to make that pick, we would have picked up on them by now as well. All indications are that the Rams are leaving Witherspoon inside, though.
    Sorry. When I said truth I meant it more in the sense of could he be correctly prediciting what our first pick would be. I usually see boards where the players the team picks will shift, but I hadn't seen one that consistantly gave us the same pick for 6 straight drafts. Or is he just throwing the name out there because we have had a need at LB for a while?


    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I haven't seen any yet with Willis, but I don't think that pick is all that out of question.
    here is the link to all 6 mock drafts- http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6571514

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    I like Willis as long as we can get a big mf'er at tackle in the second.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    here is the link to all 6 mock drafts- http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6571514
    My mistake, Dr.D. I thought you meant 6 different mocks. I didn't realize you meant one guy with 6 updates of his mock. I still don't think it's out of the question, but I'm having trouble taking this guy for real with Peterson going at #12.
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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    If we draft Willis in teh 1st round we would have three big money LBs on the team.

    Willis
    Witherspoon
    Pisa

    Here is the question which one of these big money guys comes off the field on 3rd down? When we go to nickle and dime which if these big money guys are we putting on the bench.

    The Rams need a big 2 down plugger that can make tackles.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    I'd take Willis if Branch or Carriker is gone. I watched this guy play three times last year (Memphis, Mississippi State, Arkansas) and that guy has a motor. He can play and plays with heart. He would be a significant upgrade over Chillar.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I'd take Willis if Branch or Carriker is gone. I watched this guy play three times last year (Memphis, Mississippi State, Arkansas) and that guy has a motor. He can play and plays with heart. He would be a significant upgrade over Chillar.
    On 1st and 2nd down.

    And no LB would have an impact on this team with the awful protection that they get from Kennedy and Glover.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Country View Post
    On 1st and 2nd down.

    And no LB would have an impact on this team with the awful protection that they get from Kennedy and Glover.

    I don't think this Rams team wins this year anyway, so I'm under the impression we take whatever is the best talent available at 13 and go with it.

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    Re: Could this guy be onto something?

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I don't think this Rams team wins this year anyway
    I bet you thought that in 99 also.
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