Here is an article about players who have been confirmed as having made draft visits to the Rams:
While this list is obviously not complete, here are a few things I think can be gleaned from the list:Quote:
Rams draft visits
By Jim Thomas
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Tuesday, Apr. 14 2009
Through Thursday, the Rams will host up to 30 draft prospects. (Any St. Louis
area prospects brought in, such as Jeremy Maclin, do not count against the 30.)
Unlike past seasons, the Rams are not releasing the names, but the
Post-Dispatch has confirmed 22 of the visits through various sources:
Thomas Brandstater, Fresno State
Josh Freeman, Kansas State
Mark Sanchez, Southern California
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina
Brandon Tate, North Carolina
William Beatty, Connecticut
Eugene Monroe, Virginia
Michael Oher, Mississippi
Jason Smith, Baylor
Ziggy Hood (DT), Missouri
Peria Jerry (DT), Mississippi
Tyson Jackson (DE/DT), Louisiana St.
Lawrence Sidbury (DE), Richmond
Connor Barwin, Cincinnati
Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
Rey Maualuga, Southern California
Larry English (LB/DE), N. Illinois
Darius Butler, Connecticut
Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
1. The inclusion of Oher and Beatty indicates that the Rams are still consdering taking Curry at No. 2. If they could land Curry and either of these two OTs (Oher would almost certainly require a trade up), that would be an excellent first day of the draft.
2. The Rams clearly have an interest in Brandstater. How high would they take him? Round 5? Round 4?
3. No Stafford on the list. Interesting.
4. The inclusion of Connor Barwin and Larry English is noteable. These guys are clearly hybrids. Perhaps they could fill the SLB role in the short run, and ultimately replace Leonard Little? (Much like Kiwanuka's career path with the Giants). I'm intrigued by both of these prospects.
5. Two UT prospects (Jerry, Hood) on the list. Hmmm.... Could Spagnuolo see Carriker as a DE or a NT? Or is it just about depth at a key position where rotation is important?
6. The WR list certainly confirms the notion that that the Rams are looking at bigger receivers. Brandon Tate is a guy who has not been discussed much, but could be in horns next year.
7. I don't see a scenario in which Tyson Jackson ends up on the Rams, but I think he'd be a great fit.
8. No big, fat, sloppy NTs on the list. Perhaps they have flown under the radar. Hard to do when you're 320+.