i'm sure he's not staying for his senior year...
it'd be a matter of: unstoppable d-line
or unstoppable receiving core
Let's see how expectations matched with reality...
No surprise that OT remains a draft priority (even more so with Jake Long's injury).Quote:
OT: In 2013, Rodger Saffold will be playing his first season as a RT, and his last season under his rookie contract. The hope is that he will stay healthy, play well, and then re-sign for a reasonable price. If those three things don't happen, though, the Rams should have no trouble finding a potential starting RT in the draft.
I think Langford had a good season, and could be back. That said, I wouldn't mind if the Rams looked at guys like Louis Nix or Rashede Hagerman at pick #13.Quote:
DT: Kendall Langford will need to have a strong campaign in 2013 to show that he is worth his salary. If he does not, it will be very tempting to find a young DT in the draft to line up with Long, Quinn and Brockers.
After a 4 game suspension, I doubt Dunbar will be bold enough to seek a premium deal. I'd like to see him back, but I also think the Rams need to look at the LB position in the middle of the draft (rounds 3-5).Quote:
Jo-Lonn Dunbar is in the final year of his contract. I like the guy, and hope he's a long term solution. But, if he prices himself out of our market, there should be good options to replace him.
No maybe about this one. CB is among the top priorities.Quote:
Cortland Finnegan will be 30 when the 2014 draft rolls around. The Rams may wish to start looking for his replacement.
As expected, safety remains a need.Quote:
S: Safety is a big question mark going into 2013. It seems likely that the Rams will be looking to add more talent at the position next year.
Not a bad list. Still high on Matthews, Lewan, Clinton-Dix and Loston, in particular.Quote:
So... with these potential needs in mind, here is my current list of the top 15 prospects I'll be keeping my eye on during the 2013 college season:
1. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
2. Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama
3. C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
4. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
5. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
6. Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
7. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
8. Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
9. Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida
10. Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
11. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
12. Lachey Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
13. Tre Boston, S, North Carolina
14. Craig Loston, S, LSU
15. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky