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    Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    With the way the OL is playing and the fact that McCollum and Timmerman are becoming ancient is the OL a first round priority.


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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    Not where we're picking right now. The value just isn't there. The best interior O-line prospect seems to be Blalock, whom I see going in the latter half of the first rather than the top half.
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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    I think that Ben Grubbs is a very possible first round selection for us, his stock will improve before the draft begins and will surely go in the first round. So many things to happen from now until draft though.

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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB1603 View Post
    I think that Ben Grubbs is a very possible first round selection for us, his stock will improve before the draft begins and will surely go in the first round. So many things to happen from now until draft though.
    We're currently slotted to pick 10th. There's no way Ben Grubbs becomes good value at that position in the draft order. There have been three offensive guards in the last 20 years to go top ten. It just doesn't happen.
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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    We're currently slotted to pick 10th. No way does Ben Grubbs become good value at that position.
    I am not thinking about what the draft looks like now though, I am thinking when the big day comes in April. The Rams could be a top 5 pick or a 15-20 pick. If one were to say last year at this time that Tye Hill would be the best value for the Rams it would have been considered a horrible pick. I am very high on Grubbs, he could be a very big help to Jackson and the run offense.

    Edit: I see what you are saying about guards not going in top 10 but if there was ever a case for a guard to go early this should be one. We are not and have not looked good creating holes to run through and getting a quality player at the guard position is to me a top priority for this team.
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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    I think when the year is done that we will be picking in the middle teens 13-18
    If that is the case would anyone have a problem with picking Blalock or Levi brown.

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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by Country View Post
    I think when the year is done that we will be picking in the middle teens 13-18
    If that is the case would anyone have a problem with picking Blalock or Levi brown.
    I would feel better taking either closer to 18 than 13.
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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    I voted "no," but I think O line is a top FA priority.

    Look at the line - Pace is a veteran, but if Timmerman and McCollum are on their way out, the rest of the line is very young (Barron, Incognito, Setterstom, Romberg). They need a veteran presence there (my first choice would be Eric Steinbach).

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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    no, OL from FA maybe, but not the draft

    we have positions like MLB, DE and S that need draft attention right now

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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    I voted defense,defense,defense......case closed.

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    Re: Is The OL a 1st Round Priority

    no question it's defense, defense, defense, as well as size, size, size. i think the interior line needs to be adressed in free agency, or if all else fails in the middle of the draft. i also think we should be looking for some kind of wide receiver if curtis leaves because bruce isnt getting any younger. maybe we'll hit it big with a 7th-rounder and pick the next marques colston? ahh i guy can dream right?

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