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  • Locker Staying in School

    Just heard on ESPN that Locker will not enter the NFL Draft.

    Personally I'm not too devastated by this (Suh all the way), though it does weaken the top of the QB class, therefore reducing our chances to grab a quality QB in the second.

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    Re: Locker Staying in School

    Confirmed:

    Locker to return for senior season
    Associated Press
    Monday, December 14, 2009

    SEATTLE -- Jake Locker says he will not make himself available for the NFL draft and will return to Washington for his senior season.

    Locker released a statement through the university on Monday. Locker says he gave the idea of leaving after his junior season careful thought.

    But he says he is excited about the team's potential for next season.

    Locker is coming off a junior season during which he threw for 2,800 yards in his first year under the watch of coach Steve Sarkisian. Draft pundits have said Locker would be a high first-round pick if he left after his junior season, but Locker wants one more shot at reaching a bowl game after the Huskies went 5-7 this year.

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    • #3
      Re: Locker Staying in School

      I like Locker over Clausen, but I want the Rams to pick Suh. I see improvement ahead next year, but I will not expect playoffs and the choices of QB's might be better.

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      • #4
        Re: Locker Staying in School

        Hmm that's gonna hurt us a little bit. One less QB to go after in the draft.

        I still think Pike will be our guy in round two...

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        • #5
          Re: Locker Staying in School

          How about....

          We get Suh this year, and Locker next year?

          Woooooooo!


          ;)

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          • #6
            Re: Locker Staying in School

            fantastic!!!

            I cant wait for my annual superbowl party in April!

            It'll be a total Suh-prise.

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            • #7
              Re: Locker Staying in School

              Even if we weren't going to get a QB 1 overall this changes the whole draft. Claussen and Bradford are the only legit 1 rounders. This may force the Rams to trade up for a guy like Colt McCoy who may have otherwise fallen to the top of the second. All in all this QB draft isn't really good. With the Rams picking first most likely and without a dramatic push by Bradford or Claussen I would say Suh is a lock

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              • #8
                Re: Locker Staying in School

                I'm officially on the Suh bandwagon! Man, this news sucks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Locker Staying in School

                  Originally posted by Bald_81 View Post
                  I'm officially on the Suh bandwagon! Man, this news sucks.
                  Actually, I think this is good news. Suh this year; Locker next year.
                  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Locker Staying in School

                    Does anyone really believe still that Locker was going in the top 5? Seriously? Guys are supposedly jumping to come out and avoid the potential of a strict rookie cap yet he's forgoing all that cash to possibly play in a bowl game?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Locker Staying in School

                      Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                      Does anyone really believe still that Locker was going in the top 5? Seriously?
                      There were plenty of people who felt Locker was a top pick in this class. McShay made Locker his first overall pick of his mock draft prior to Locker's decision, and had to scramble to edit it afterwards. Quoting Scott Wright from his own forum on Draft Countdown: "Based on the people I've spoken to it was a virtual certainty that Jake Locker would have been the first quarterback selected in this draft. I don't think he would have gotten past both the Rams and Browns, which means Top 3 overall." Those are just a few. I understand you are not a Locker fan, but I'd say there's certainly more indication that he was going to be a top pick than suggested otherwise.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Locker Staying in School

                        Personally, I wouldn't quote McShay.

                        Seriously, he is top 3 in what is probably the last of the great rookie contract drafts and he's going back to college to see if he can play in a bowl game? It's not like Tebow or Bradford going back to win a national championship, he thinks they can make A bowl game.

                        I wouldn't want a QB that stupid.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Locker Staying in School

                          Originally posted by HUbison View Post
                          Actually, I think this is good news. Suh this year; Locker next year.
                          Locker is projected to go #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or a team picking first that doesn't need a QB. So, in order to be in position to grab him, we're going to have to go through another nightmare season. You really want that to happen?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Locker Staying in School

                            Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                            Personally, I wouldn't quote McShay.

                            Seriously, he is top 3 in what is probably the last of the great rookie contract drafts and he's going back to college to see if he can play in a bowl game? It's not like Tebow or Bradford going back to win a national championship, he thinks they can make A bowl game.

                            I wouldn't want a QB that stupid.
                            Silly me...I was thinking it was smart to finnish his education. My bad.
                            "I've been saving the Universe for over a thousand years. I figure it owes me just this once."

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                            • #15
                              Re: Locker Staying in School

                              Originally posted by Bald_81 View Post
                              Locker is projected to go #1 next year, barring a catastrophic injury or a team picking first that doesn't need a QB. So, in order to be in position to grab him, we're going to have to go through another nightmare season. You really want that to happen?
                              Do I want that to happen? No, of course not.

                              Have I seen anything that would lead me to believe otherwise? Not as of yet.

                              Am I hoping like everything that we're picking in the 30s next draft? Absolutely.

                              Do I enjoy answering my own questions? Yea, a little bit.
                              The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                              • dave626
                                If we draft a QB.
                                by dave626
                                How long do you guys think it will take for him to contribute? Will he spend a year or more on the sidelines?

                                At this point I wouldnt go near the Bradford guy and his shoulder because in our offense you WILL get sacked, and reinjury of that shoulder would be, well we all know.

                                The Claussen guy it seems most are split on.

                                Suh ofcourse would start right away, but would he be a Long case? yaknow 2-3 years before he starts to be the guy we drafted. I like Long, his dad was a monster back when I was a raiders fan.

                                Point is, even if we draft a QB, whos gonna be our QB NEXT year?

                                I hope we get Suh and get a QB in FA, at least that way we see what we pay for this year.

                                But I guess we'll see
                                -01-20-2010, 01:14 PM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                If the Rams stay at pick #1, there are really only 4 candidates.
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                If the Rams don't trade down from the first pick in the draft, their choice really comes down to four players.

                                The Frontrunner: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
                                I call Suh the frontrunner because he is the player that most people consider the best prospect in the draft. While I obviously don't have any inside information from the Rams, I certainly can see a coach like Steve Spagnuolo, who built a champion defense on the strength of the D line, favoring Suh.

                                The Dark-Horse Candidate: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
                                While he is currently overshadowed by Suh, he is still considered a top 3-5 pick. If Suh slides during the evaluation period, while McCoy shines, he could rise to the top.

                                The Cult Favorite: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
                                Those who like Clausen really like him. In my opinion, his size is potentially an issue, and I'll be curious how he is reported as comporting himself in interviews. That said... QBs can rise quickly in the eyes of scouts, coaches and personnel guys. Just ask Mark Sanchez.

                                The Forgotten Candidate: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
                                Bradford may have been the first pick in the 2009 draft had he come out. Now he stands as the poster child for those who advocate early departures from college. Still, if he passes all the tests he'll be put through in the next few months, teams could fall in love again with his 2008 game tapes.

                                There are other top prospects who I really don't think the Rams would take No. 1 overall. I have Derrick Morgan rated #2 on my draft board, but I really don't see the Rams passing on Suh (or McCoy) to take him. Eric Berry and Joe Haden are A list DBs who will both go in the top 10 selections, but again, not to the Rams at No. 1. The Rams may like C.J. Spiller (as do I), but they can't afford to take a RB at No. 1 unless they trade Jackson, which isn't likely to happen. Finally, Dez Bryant, though a top WR prospect, does not appear to be a guy who would go that high.

                                So, in my book... its one of these four players or a trade down (which I don't expect to happen).

                                Anyone think there are more than four candidates?
                                -01-18-2010, 04:45 PM
                              • 01d 0rd3r
                                Alternative Universe
                                by 01d 0rd3r
                                This post was made on the alternative universe ClanRam forum apporximitly 30 minutes after the Rams take Suh with the first overall pick.



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                                I cant believe we passed on Bradford, cant the FO see we have absolutely no QB on our roster? Who is gonna start a game for us Feeley? So I guess we are just planning on picking in the top 5 again next year. I'm not saying Suh is not a good player, and I am glad to have him on our team, but seriously how can we pass on the only franchise QB in the draft? Who are we gonna draft for our QB now? Colt McCoy cant hit a receiver past 15 yards and is lanky, major injury risk. Plus he ran a complete spread offense, at least Bradford played under center more then 40% of the time. Maybe we draft Jimmy Clausen, we will probably have to trade up for him, no way he gets by Minnesota. Even if he does the guy obviously has an attitude problem, clearly doesnt fit the four pillars, so I guess spags is gonna be flaking on his core concepts of team building here. Besides he is overrated as a QB, throws off balance way to much, and cant even lead a comeback against NAVY! Dude chokes if he gets caught one touchdown behind. Ugh, I'm about ready to give up on this team.
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                                So I guess there would be complaining either way. ;)
                                -04-25-2010, 06:53 PM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Who's your choice for the Rams' first pick (pre-Thanksgiving edition)
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                I'm sure we'll do a lot of these polls before all is said and done. Let's see who the Clan likes right now (assume the Rams are in a position to select any of the players listed).
                                Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
                                1.47%
                                1
                                Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
                                48.53%
                                33
                                Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
                                16.18%
                                11
                                C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
                                1.47%
                                1
                                Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
                                4.41%
                                3
                                Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
                                2.94%
                                2
                                Jake Locker, QB, Washington
                                14.71%
                                10
                                Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
                                2.94%
                                2
                                Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
                                2.94%
                                2
                                Taylor Mays, S, USC
                                0.00%
                                0
                                Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
                                4.41%
                                3
                                Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
                                0.00%
                                0
                                -11-25-2009, 09:26 AM
                              • sakl18
                                Suh or Clausen/Bradford?
                                by sakl18
                                The main debate for the upcoming draft is if the Rams will take Suh or a QB, with Clausen currently having the edge over Bradford. Although Suh would improve the defense, you can't win in this league without a solid or elite QB. Here are the top teams from 2009 and their QB's.

                                1) Indianapolis - Peyton Manning
                                2) New Orleans - Drew Brees
                                3) San Diego - Phillip Rivers
                                4) Minnesota - Brett Favre
                                5) Dallas - Tony Romo
                                6) Green Bay - Aaron Rodgers
                                7) Philadelphia - Donovan McNabb
                                8) Arizona - Kurt Warner
                                9) Cincinnati - Carson Palmer
                                10) New England - Tom Brady

                                As you can see, the top 10 teams have arguably the top 10 Quarterback's in the league. As it has been posted before, our defense can compete in this league. However, our offense can't. If we take Suh, we will be looking at another top 5 pick again next year. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see the Rams have a player like Suh. But if we grab him, we would lose a shot at a franchise QB like Clausen. Having Clausen would take a lot of pressure off of Jackson as teams wouldn't be able to consistantly stack the box against him. Not only that, but Clausen spent three years in a pro-style offense under Charlie Weiss, who has been a successful OC in the NFL.

                                If you look at the numbers that Clausen put up, they are spectacular. He finished the year with a 68% completion percentage, 3722 yards, 28 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He did all of that with a terrible offensive line (he's already starting to fit in!) and virtually no running game (which he will have with the Rams).

                                The two biggest flaws that people seem to pick out in him are his attitude and his carrer record (13-18). when you look at the win loss record, it is no fault of his own. During his time in Notre Dame, he was playing with no defense. With the points he put up and the level he played at, the losses were not his fault. His character is the other issue. Although he is cocky and abrassive, can't the same be said in Phillip Rivers?

                                IMO, Spags and Devaney need to take Clausen to move this team forward. In the NFL you can't win without a QB, and I guarantee you that the front office is aware of it (they did spend a year with Bulger, Boller and Null* starting at QB).

                                *This isn't a shot at Null, I realize that he was a rookie, and I have high hopes for him as the future backup of the Rams.
                                -01-21-2010, 10:38 AM
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