View Poll Results: Which of these schools of thought do you fall into regarding the draft?

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  • We need a pass rusher, so its got to be a DE (J.Anderson, G.Adams, J.Moss or C.Johnson)

    0 0%
  • It all starts up front at DT, so its got to be Okoye or Branch, if available.

    7 17.50%
  • Best DL on the board, whether its a DE or DT.

    13 32.50%
  • LB will make the biggest and quickest impact - P.Willis is the guy.

    1 2.50%
  • Best defensive player available, even if not front 7 - LaRon Landry, maybe?

    9 22.50%
  • Best player available, even if its an offensive player.

    10 25.00%
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    Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I've been reading a lot of posts on several message boards about how the Rams should approach the draft, and it seems to come down to one of a few "schools of thought."

    Which one you you subscribe to?
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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I'd take the best player available, regardless of position in Rd 1.

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I'd take the best player available, regardless of position in Rd 1.
    Frankly, that surprises me, tx. You always say the team spends too much $ on the offense, but you'd be okay if they selected a WR in Round 1 if he was the BPA?

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    Well, first round talent is what it is....first round talent. If you could snag a QB of the future in Brady Quinn....why wouldn't you?

    I guess I'm more like what Nick said....it's a combination of talent on the board vs need. The Rams have a desperate need for a DT but if Branch and Okoye are off the board at 13 do you take Tank Tyler just because you need a DT? I think at 13, the best player left on anyone's board is going to be defensive anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if Willis isn't there for the Rams at that slot.

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I think it can be assumed that the Rams won't have a shot at any of the following offensive players at pick #13:

    JaMarcus Russell
    Calvin Johnson
    Brady Quinn
    Joe Thomas
    Adrian Peterson

    That means that at least one of the following eight players will be available at pick #13:

    Jamaal Anderson
    Gaines Adams
    Alan Branch
    Amobe Okoye
    LaRon Landry
    Adam Carriker
    Patrick Willis
    Jarvis Moss

    So, I guess one way of looking at it is, assuming that I'm right about the five offensive players who will definitely go in the top 12, are there any other offensive players you'd take over all of the eight defensive players (again, one of whom, at a minimum, will be available to the Rams)?

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    No............

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    That means that at least one of the following eight players will be available at pick #13:

    Jamaal Anderson
    Gaines Adams
    Alan Branch
    Amobe Okoye
    LaRon Landry
    Adam Carriker
    Patrick Willis
    Jarvis Moss

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I didn't vote for a specific one because i feel that i fall into two of those catergories. I think that our #1 priority should be a DT, but if there isn't anyone there and we would have to pick someone like Tank Tyler who shouldn't be going in round 1 then we should pass on him. Instead we should go for a big strong bulky lb that we have been missing and craving on this team. If we do get a LB round 1 I think then that round 2 it's a must that we take a DT.

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    My view of this year is a simple mix of BPA and position needs. I say take the BDLA.....Best Defensive Lineman Available.
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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I think it can be assumed that the Rams won't have a shot at any of the following offensive players at pick #13:

    JaMarcus Russell
    Calvin Johnson
    Brady Quinn
    Joe Thomas
    Adrian Peterson

    That means that at least one of the following eight players will be available at pick #13:

    Jamaal Anderson
    Gaines Adams
    Alan Branch
    Amobe Okoye
    LaRon Landry
    Adam Carriker
    Patrick Willis
    Jarvis Moss
    AV, I don't think it's far-fetched to add a 2nd OL like Levi Brown, or a 2nd RB like Lynch, and/or a 2nd WR like Ginn to that list of offense taken prior to 13. If so, we could see as many as 4 of those defenders on your list staring at us at 13.
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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    AV, I don't think it's far-fetched to add a 2nd OL like Levi Brown, or a 2nd RB like Lynch, and/or a 2nd WR like Ginn to that list of offense taken prior to 13. If so, we could see as many as 4 of those defenders on your list staring at us at 13.
    I agree. There are always going to be surprises. Who had Donte Whitner and Ernie Sims going in the top 10 last year?

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    We'll probably see some teams making huuuuge reaches to pick up players to fill specific team needs. Look at some of the later picks in the first round to maybe be huge reaches for running backs.

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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    They have to take the best available DL player that fits the need. Now if a top LB or DB happen to be there that is another possibility. The defensive needs are more critical than offense at this point.
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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    I want to fall in love with our chances in this draft, but...

    Well, you get the picture!

    Another middle of the pack pick...another crap shoot trying to fill sooooo many positions. I say we go after the best offensive lineman in the draft, at whatever position in the draft or trading that makes sense to accomplish that, then feed the defense with some wide receivers mixed in here and there.
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    Re: Schools of Thought on the Draft (where do you fall)

    In my opinion, 1st round is BPA, 2nd and 3rd, should be best player of a need position.4th -5th should be best players at a need /less need, that would be depth players who could make the team. the 6th and 7th round are some of my favorite. these are the finding a diamond guy's. these guy's know they have to fight for the right. and that usually means OFFENSIVE LINE guy's. these rounds are where you find tough and sturdy G -C- and some RB's.

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