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    Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Just talked about the Rams on NFL Network, said they should pick Jake Long and plug him in immediately at right tackle while shifting Barron over to the left side behind Pace. Said the acquisition of Long combined with Jacob Bell turns a past weakness into a possible area of strength.

    He also talked about Chris Long as a second option, but said it was less likely because the Rams could fill their need @ DE by shifting Carriker outside (I disagree and don't view that as a great option) if Claude Wroten can step up into the starting line-up.

    EDIT: Edited the post to try and clear Mayock's point up.
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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    wait. So if we drafted chris long...we'd shift carriker to end? Does that mean he wants us to play chris long at dt?! Or not play him at all and have wroten start?

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    from what i have seen of the DTs on this team, Wroten is a distinct fourth in the race to start

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Quote Originally Posted by edge_V View Post
    wait. So if we drafted chris long...we'd shift carriker to end? Does that mean he wants us to play chris long at dt?! Or not play him at all and have wroten start?
    It sounds like he wants Carriker and C. Long to play DE, move Little inside to play alongside Wroten, and push Clifton Ryan to outside linebacker

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Sorry, I wasn't clear with what he said about Long. He said the reason why the Rams MIGHT NOT go after Chris Long is because they could move Carriker outside to fill that vacancy if Claude Wroten steps up.

    Personally I disagree with both parts - one, I'm not sure Wroten even has a place on the '08 roster, let alone as a starter. That's a big leap of faith there. And two, defensive end is not Adam Carriker's natural position in the 4-3.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Wrotten start? huh? I don't agree with his Chris Long theory, but his Jake Long theory makes sense except you don't draft a RT with the first pick

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    How Long can this debate on Chris & Jack Long go on? How Long until the draft? How Long until April 26? Ok, just playing around, I went on Long enough. My feeling is if Chris LONG is available, we need to take him at number 2.
    Last edited by Ramer; -03-06-2008 at 11:27 PM.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    mike mayock is a funny guy. his lisp is the best thing to happen to the nfl network..

    claude wroten starting...lol. clifton ryan would make much more sense with carriker. lol...wroten.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    said they should pick Jake Long and plug him in immediately at right tackle while shifting Barron over to the left side behind Pace
    I would take him, but I would move him inside. It's hard to pass up a guy like Jake. Don't think we will pick this high again for years.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Jake would eventually take over for Pace when he hangs them up. IMO Jake is the closest thing to a guarantee in this draft.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    If we moved Barron over to the left side to back up Pace, would we move him back to the right side after Pace does retire (otherwise we're drafting a RT with #2 overall)? All this back and forth can't be good for Barron's development IMO.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    I don't think Wroten has given us any reason to think he's going to be a starter in the near future. While Carricker could potentially move back outside, I wouldn't use this as justification for not addressing the defensive line in the draft. No matter how you shift around the guys we have right now, we're still short on able defensive linemen.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Makes no sense. Sign Jake Long and put him at Right Tackle if anything.

    Sign Chris Long and put him on the other side of Little. That simple.

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    ok good. I thought I'd be the only one who would be confused about this...

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    Re: Mayock: Rams should draft Jake Long to start @ RT

    Step 1: get rid of Wroten ASAP.
    Step 2: pick Chris Long.
    Step 3: GO RAMS!

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