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    PFW on Rams Drafting Barron

    Barron bolsters the Rams' O-line
    By Dan Arkush
    April 23, 2005

    Torry Holt is right. Marc Bulger will almost definitely enjoy a few
    cold ones this evening.

    The Rams quarterback will be raising his glass to celebrate the
    first-round selection of Florida State OT Alex Barron as good a pick as the
    Rams could have expected after watching two other guys many suspected
    they were specifically targeting (Oklahoma ORT Jammal Brown and Georgia
    S-OLB Thomas Davis) fall off the board.

    In PFW's final mock draft, we had Brown tabbed at the Rams No. 19
    spot. The rumblings were that St. Louis preferred Brown over the other two
    top-rated tackles, Barron and Washington's Khalif Barnes, because he
    had a nasty streak and more of a physical presence.

    But the Rams' need for O-line help is glaring, especially at right
    tackle, where Kyle Turley almost certainly won't be back, and both Barron
    and Barnes figured to be excellent alternatives to Brown (we actually
    had Barron going three picks ahead of the Rams in our final mock at the
    16th spot).

    Barron is a big body, an Orlando Pace clone, in fact, who at 6-7 1/2,
    320, should fill the bill nicely at right tackle if properly motivated.
    As Holt indicated on ESPN, he will have an excellent mentor in Pace,
    who it turns out will be going through a full training camp for the first
    time in two seasons with a long-term contract in hand.

    In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch poll, the overwhelming cry was for an
    offensive tackle (more than 70 percent). Barron was the best OT available.

    This was a good pick. A safe pick. The best pick the
    sometimes-unpredictable Mike Martz could have made.

    Cheers, Mr. Bulger.



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    Re: PFW on Rams Drafting Barron

    My only concern is can he pick up the offense quickly and not look lost out there. :mask:
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    Re: PFW on Rams Drafting Barron

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMMAN68
    My only concern is can he pick up the offense quickly and not look lost out there. :mask:
    Why do you think he won't pick up the offense

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    Re: PFW on Rams Drafting Barron

    Quote Originally Posted by ramstiles
    Why do you think he won't pick up the offense
    Martz: Alex, you see the guys in the other teams jerseys
    Barron: Yes sir.
    Martz: Don't let them touch Marc.
    Barron: Ok.


    Yea, I'd say he understands the offense well enough.

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    Re: PFW on Rams Drafting Barron

    The only problem I can see bulger having is will he be able to see over the OT's

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