View Poll Results: With Richardson and Blackmon gone , what 2 do ?

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  • Draft M. Floyd (higher than expected)

    5 12.82%
  • Draft M. Claiborne (safe pick but no offense)

    28 71.79%
  • Trade Pick (Tannehill suitor -- could be SeaChickens)

    4 10.26%
  • Draft Defense (Poe, Cox, Ingram, etc)

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Thread: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

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    The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    I think we all agree that the offense needs multiple upgrades at WR, RB, OLine, even TEs...

    I think the worst case scenerio for Rams is if the draft goes:

    1 - Luck, 2 - RGIII, 3 - Khalil, 4 - Blackmon, 5 - Richardson

    That leaves us with a few different opitons ?

    Draft M. Floyd (higher than expected)
    Draft M. Claiborne (safe pick but no offense)
    Trade Pick (Tannihill suitor -- could be SeaChickens)
    Draft Defense (Poe, Cox, Ingram, Brockers, etc)


    Is Claiborne really that good to pass on all other scenarios ??? especially with the Finnegan signing?
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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    If that's the worst case scenario, then the Rams have it pretty good.

    Draft Claiborne. Easy enough.
    Or trade back for the right price. That's workable as well.
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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Frankly I think its a no-brainer, take Claiborne, make the Rams a monster to try to pass against, get a WR in round 2 (potential trade back up into round 1 if need be).

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    I think the rams have tons of holes and can't afford to pass on a superior prospect to fill a need. If claiborne is the best guy on the board, we grab him, we don't reach for floyd or defensive tackle. I think Claiborne is a top notch guy and i dont think that the finnegan signing changes that or the fact that adding claiborne would greatly strenthen our defense. Trade back is an option, but that is the same option even if blackmon is still on the board. If we get offered enough, we trade back, we have too many holes to ignore trade offers and get locked in on anyone. That said, the trade offer has to be really attractive, i highly doubt we are moving back from #6 to pick up a third round pick and i doubt we are moving back very far.

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    As easy as this might sound I think it is worth a debate:

    We have a #1 CB in Finnegan
    We have young developmental talent behind him (Gordy, Fletcher, Murphy)

    I think we should take Poe or Cox

    We had one of the worst run D
    The best teams are ones that win the battle in the trenches
    Look at the Giants D as the blueprint

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    I prefer trade down.

    With conditions. First the team trading picks with, What are they drafting?

    Move down to eight so Miami can take Tanahill. Pick up a 2nd or 3rd round pick and still get the player you wanted in CB Claiborne, WR Floyd or DT Cox.

    I would trade with K.C. at 11 if they are taking QB Tanahill. That leaves Rams with a good chance to land the highest rated player on there board. Hopefully WR Floyd, CB Claiborne, DT Cox, G DeCastro or OLB Kuechly. Pick up draft picks in later rounds or next years draft.

    I wouldn't want to move past K.C. unless its a big trade with alot of picks and wouldn't want to drop past Philly at 15.

    I think after the 15th slot you don't have a chance at any of the remaining top rated players at there position. DT Cox top rated, OLB Kuechly top rated or G DeCastro top rated. Possibly no WR M. Floyd.

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarronWade View Post
    As easy as this might sound I think it is worth a debate:

    We have a #1 CB in Finnegan
    We have young developmental talent behind him (Gordy, Fletcher, Murphy)

    I think we should take Poe or Cox

    We had one of the worst run D
    The best teams are ones that win the battle in the trenches
    Look at the Giants D as the blueprint
    I agree with you. I like DT Cox then Brockers. Brockers didn't play alot but when he did play he Dominated. Poe didn't do a darn thing in college but had a great combine.

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    I think it is interesting that Claiborne is being picked so many times. With our lackluster weapons on offense, there is a chance that many WRs can be gone by pick 33 and we risk passing on the top 5 or 6 WRs along with the top 2 or 3 Rbs...for a Corner ....

    Not saying I am not for drafting Claiborne at all, but it is very interesting....

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    I would take Claiborne over Blackmon anyway.

    In fact, barring some outrageous offer, I would draft Claiborne at 6, whereas I would look to trade down if only Blackmon was there.
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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    It is certainly true that we lack weapons on offense. We are not an offensive weapon away from being an excellent team. We have too many holes to draft on need. When need matches available talent (ie blackmon) its a great fit and makes all the sense in the world. THe idea of passing on claiborne to take an inferior talent at receiver makes no sense to me. Developmental talent at cb? Maybe. I dont see gordy in that category at all and murphy is a complete crapshoot. Plus, one finnegan is not enough.

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Even with Finnegan and a healthy corp of backups, I'm not convinced our defense is solid yet. I'd prefer Blackmon, as I think we need to address offense first, and I think Blackmon represents a larger upgrade, but I wouldn't hestiate even for a second on Claiborne. Finnegan and Claiborne would be a nightmare for teams. Combined with Long and Quinn applying pressure on the QB, I'd be feeling pretty good about our ability to limit the pass.
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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    By the way, the "giants blueprint" is based off pressuring the qb, not so much stuffing the run up the middle. Their defensive ends, much more so than their tackles, have been the critical component to them winning two super bowls (along with Eli of course).

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fortuninerhater View Post
    I would take Claiborne over Blackmon anyway.

    In fact, barring some outrageous offer, I would draft Claiborne at 6, whereas I would look to trade down if only Blackmon was there.
    That I would not do.
    I like Claiborne but not that much. If Blackmon is gone and Claiborne is there I would draft him if the Rams couldn't get a good trade down offer and take DT Fletcher Cox.

    I would like to draft DT Cox then Brockers. Brockers didn't play alot but when he did play he Dominated. Poe didn't do a darn thing in college but had a great combine.

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Cox would be tempting for me, but I'd have to have Claiborne. He's just too good to pass up

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    Re: The Worst Case Scenerio in Round 1 -- Pick #6 -- What 2 do ?

    Are you asking what the worst thing the Rams could do is?

    Or are you asking what we should do supposing Blackmon is gone?

    I voted Floyd as the worst thing the Rams could do if Blackmon was gone, given the available options.

    If you're asking what we should do, it's Claiborne all the way.

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