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View Poll Results: If Chris Long is selected at #1, who should the Rams take at #2?

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  • Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

    9 20.93%
  • Jake Long, OT, Michigan

    9 20.93%
  • Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

    0 0%
  • Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

    0 0%
  • Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State

    16 37.21%
  • Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC

    2 4.65%
  • Someone else (who?)

    0 0%
  • Trade the pick!

    7 16.28%
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    Re: Draft Poll (Version 3.0)

    Quote Originally Posted by mde8352gorams View Post
    As for Chris Long, I've read that some scouts feel he's maxed out at 275 and his frame will not handle more weight allowing him to blossom in the NFL. If that is the read on Chris Long, why would we even consider Gholston who's smaller. Plus he's not a value pick at #2 and all the comments about a trade down are speculative. You need some team willing to trade up and it's not looking like the type of draft where teams are willing to do that.

    Go Rams!:r
    The scout that said that is either speaking about him moving inside, as a two gap DE, or is a moron and I can only hope he works for another team in the NFC West.

    Michael Strahan used to weigh 275 or so and was known as a bull rushing, strength based DE. Then a year or two ago he dropped to 255, added some speed and did you see him getting pushed around at all this year? No. He's still known as a strength DE. To say that Long needs to put on more weight to be a 4-3 DE is pure crap. I think he's right at where we'd want him and if he can keep his strength, then maybe even lighter like Strahan.

  2. #17
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    Re: Draft Poll (Version 3.0)

    I am officially for Gholston if Chris Long is gone. We NEED that DE now that Little may be cut...

    We have a solid OL if they stay healthy, we have NO DE at all.

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