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    Free Agents
    O.J. Otogwe, FS, Rams- Gotta bring him back. One of the better play making safeties in the league

    Thomas Howard, OLB, Raiders- Great LB, fast(plays for all Davis what do you expect) big hitter, decent pass rusher. Where he excels in comparison to other LBs is coverage. As a former safety he has the size and speed to perfectly match up against TE's. Rams don't know how to cover TE's so this will help. The Raiders don't know what they are doing so his stats have gone down playing more on the strong side. He is a pure WLB and would be a good compliment to Lauranatis.

    Tavaris Jackson, QB, Vikings- He has got potential, mobility for the system, and has learned to make better decisions. He is starting right now if Brett Farve was a decisive person. Are the Vikings still 11-2? Maybe

    Tony Schefler, TE, Broncos-
    Really underutilized in Denver, will lower asking price. Ton of talent as receiver exactly what the rams need in the red zone and passing game in general.

    Zach Strief, OT, Saints-
    last thing the Rams want to do is spend another boatload of cash on another offensive lineman. Strief great size 6'7 325 cheaper option who could surprise at RT. Goldberg really played his best at RG he will start their for now.

    Karl Paymah, CB, Vikings-
    Bigger more physical corner spags wants. Can start until Fletcher comes back then be a really good nickel

    Leonard Little, DE, Rams
    - Brought back cheap 1 year deal, provides a pass rush until a younger guy develops.



    1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska-



    Beast what can I say. A line with Long, Ryan, Suh, and a RE. Great young defensive line, with the potential to be dominant.



    2. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas


    Mobil, great leader. He will definately need some time to transition from the spread to a pro style offense. Might not have the arm, but he has the intangibles to be a good QB.



    3. Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri


    Big receiver the Rams currently don't have. 6-5 with great hands and is definately a threat in the red zone. Beastly local Mizzou boy. Adds another element to what our other young guys offer.



    4. Danny Batten, DE, South Dakota State


    After raiding the big 12 from its best players the Rams go to South Dakota State. Batten one of the best pass rushers in D II. Future at RE and will instantly rotate in as a pass rusher. With Long, Ryan, Suh if Batten develops. Dare I say it fearsome foursome part deux?



    5. Vladimir Ducase, OL, Massachusetts


    Plays LT at Massachusetts, but would probably play guard or RT in the pros. 6-5 330 he is a behemoth. Great run blocker and good in pass protection. Probably would be the future at RG since Goldberg is only signed through 2011 and we aren't sure what he have in Grecco.



    5. Lamarcus Cooker, RB, Hampton


    Fast explosive guy perfect complement to S-Jax. Rams need some explosion and they get it.



    6. Josh Hull, LB, Penn State


    With 2 stars in Williams and Lauranatis, the rams will be fine with Vobora and Grant. Vobora was coming on pre injury and grant has shown flashes. Hull adds some competition can play all 3 LB spots.



    7. John Fletcher, DE, Wyoming


    Spags loves his DE's. Adds another guy to give some reps to. Probably could learn to play some DT also.



    7. Nate Byham, TE, Pittsburgh

    Third TE behind the Blocker Bajema and Receiver Scheffler. Byham offers a little of both as the 3rd TE.
    Last edited by 39thebeast; -12-17-2009, 03:13 PM.

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    39thebeast is a pretty smart dude even though we don't agree on much, I respect his opinions.

    The above draft/free agent strategy is very good and most of us would be happy. I personally don't like McCoy, but I understand going best QB in round 2.

    I DISAGREE that we take a WR in round 3 before we get a DE. We need a rushing, athethic DE to make anything on our Defense work. Also, if we bring Suh in through the draft, we don't him double teamed without help on the edge. Little simply can't do it next season. He can't play 16 games at a high level.

    DE in round 3 and maybe even round 4. I would rather use our picks on DE/OG and wait until late for a chance at a WR.

    Nice post though

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    • #3
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      That's a solid offseason, Beast. I especially love your first 3 rounds! It follows my personal draft strategy of 1. Suh, 2. BQBA, 3. Alexander.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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      • #4
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        I have to say. This is by far my favorite mock. I think you clearly addressed all problems of this team in a practical way. Although my one concern is that I don't think we can count on Goldberg as a starter. I think he is a versatile backup, but not a quality starter.

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        • #5
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          You are hired beast. Where do the Rams send the check? If the Rams get those top 3, it's an early draft A card from tx.

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          • #6
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            Agreed TX, I think this is not only an awesome off season but all of it is totally plausible.
            Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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            • #7
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              Very well done mock! The offseason isn't that unrealistic, and I think you did a nice job addressing the draft.

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              • #8
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                Looks good to me!

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                • #9
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                  My initial reaction is just WOW!

                  I want Jimmy Clausen but the mock was really good.

                  However i don't think we will draft another developmental WR we have so many young ones as it. I think you should have us picking up a Dominik Hixon in FA and a TE in the 3rd.

                  But it was really good.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
                    However i don't think we will draft another developmental WR we have so many young ones as it.
                    Not to be a 'zou homer, but Alexander is unlike any WR we have on the roster. He's 6'5", 215-220, runs a 4.5, and has great hands. Led the nation in receiving yards, and yards/game; 2nd in the nation in receptions. He would be an instant upgrade to this receiving corp.
                    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                    • #11
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                      While I love ALL of this, I also could see the Rams picking up a second tier veteran WR. Someone they could argue is an instant attempt at an upgrade. Schefler is completely underrated by most fans. He is a difference maker but he has gotten lost in Denver. I'd rather have Owen Daniels but Schefler would be a second option.

                      D.J. Williams I believe was wrapped in Denver for many more years. He renegotiated his contract at the beginning of the season. But getting an OLB is important.

                      I'd also rather have an Ellis Hobbs at CB. I really like the guy but he's on a similar level as your guy.

                      Strief is an EXCELLENT choice at OT. Not sure the Rams can get him but I'd love if they made a push for him. He is a backup in New Orleans but would start INSTANTLY at RT for the Rams.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                        While I love ALL of this, I also could see the Rams picking up a second tier veteran WR. Someone they could argue is an instant attempt at an upgrade. Schefler is completely underrated by most fans. He is a difference maker but he has gotten lost in Denver. I'd rather have Owen Daniels but Schefler would be a second option.

                        D.J. Williams I believe was wrapped in Denver for many more years. He renegotiated his contract at the beginning of the season. But getting an OLB is important.

                        I'd also rather have an Ellis Hobbs at CB. I really like the guy but he's on a similar level as your guy.

                        Strief is an EXCELLENT choice at OT. Not sure the Rams can get him but I'd love if they made a push for him. He is a backup in New Orleans but would start INSTANTLY at RT for the Rams.
                        Strief won't cost that much I think the Rams could land him. He doesn't even have double digit career starts.

                        Hobbs more experienced, but he really he isn't the physical press type of corner the Rams want. Also he costs more and has never been on a loosing squad so not sure he would come here.

                        Owen Daniels coming off a major knee injury I don't think we would go after him and he would probably go back to Houston on a cheaper deal.

                        Thanks for the note on Williams I will change that

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                        • #13
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                          Hobbs is physical enough. Heck, he's on the Eagles (was on the Patriots) and they both run a physical type defense. Plus his special teams are a key advantage.

                          My point with gettin Strief is that New Orleans will try and keep him. Not that we couldn't afford him. I wanted Max Stark last year from Pitt. He was in a similar type of situation.

                          Daniels tore an ACL. Those things can happen to anyone and they aren't carreer threatening anymore. He'll be slowed for part of next year but he's a premier TE. I'd rather have him than a free agent upgrade at WR. BUT, Schefler isn't a far step down.

                          I like your switch out at LBer at Thomas Howard. Guy is a pretty darn good player. As with Owen Daniels, I think we can get Thomas Davis who is also coming off a knee injury. These are the types of guys who are more able to be gotten because their current teams will want discounts.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                            Hobbs is physical enough. Heck, he's on the Eagles (was on the Patriots) and they both run a physical type defense. Plus his special teams are a key advantage.

                            My point with gettin Strief is that New Orleans will try and keep him. Not that we couldn't afford him. I wanted Max Stark last year from Pitt. He was in a similar type of situation.

                            Daniels tore an ACL. Those things can happen to anyone and they aren't carreer threatening anymore. He'll be slowed for part of next year but he's a premier TE. I'd rather have him than a free agent upgrade at WR. BUT, Schefler isn't a far step down.

                            I like your switch out at LBer at Thomas Howard. Guy is a pretty darn good player. As with Owen Daniels, I think we can get Thomas Davis who is also coming off a knee injury. These are the types of guys who are more able to be gotten because their current teams will want discounts.
                            Stinchcomb is signed long term at RT. Jermon Bushrod also signed and he is playing LT filling in for Jamal Williams Williams he is signed. They will probably bring back Williams. No need to keep Strief as 4th tackle they could get one much cheaper and much easier. Strax had way more starts different scenario.

                            Just because he was on physical defenses doesn't mean he was physical. He was 4th string behind Sheldon Brown, Joselio Hansen, and Asante Samuel. He is a good returner, but Amendola is younger has more upside and is probably better as a returner at this point.

                            You never know with injuries. We can't afford to miss. That is the only problem i have with those type of guys. What if they don't go back to pre injury form? If that happens on a team like ours it would be especially devastating. That is why I personally wouldn't risk it.

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                            • #15
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                              Man, this is quite a solid piece of work. Great job

                              If it came out anything like this, I'd be quite pleased!

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                              • sakl18
                                Sakl18's Mock Draft
                                by sakl18
                                Here is my Rams mock draft as of 08/02
                                • 1.01 - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska - Enough said.
                                • 2.01 - Jahvid Best, RB, California - An explosive runner who would be the perfect complement for SJax, keeping him healthy and extending his career by several seasons. Also brings a much needed home run threat to the offense.
                                • 3.01 - Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan - A developmental QB with a good arm and great mobility. Has tremendus potential and will take the helm of the offense in 2 or 3 years.
                                • 4.01 - Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale - A monster of a tackle with surprising agility. Has the ability to start immediately at right tackle and be a dominant force on the right end for years to come.
                                • 5.01 - Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami - Converted basketball player with great height and agility. Has the potential to be the next Antonio Gates.
                                • 5.24 - Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State - An athletic freak with a great work ethic and tremendous upside. Could possibly gain the starting role opposite David Vobora.
                                • 6.01 - Devin Ross CB, Arizona - Has a surprising amount of potential for a late round pick. Will provide much needed depth at CB.
                                • 7.01 - O'Brien Schoefield, DE, Wisconsin - A great pass rusher who was a projected 2nd or 3rd round prospect who tore his ACL at a Senior Bowl practice. He may have to be placed on IR for his first year, but he has the potential to be a dominant edge rusher.
                                • 7.19 - Guard depth.

                                Let me know what you think, and don't hold back on any criticism.
                                -02-08-2010, 04:29 PM
                              • Harry S. Truman
                                Mock Draft- Off-Season
                                by Harry S. Truman
                                First, here's my predicted free agent signings..

                                - Chase Blackburn
                                OLB
                                Giants

                                - He's a steady tackler, not much of a pass rusher, but he's consistent all around otherwise. On top of things, he's got a good work ethic, and is familiar with a Spagnulo run defense. At 26, he's still got some upside yet.

                                - Leigh Bodden
                                CB
                                Patriots

                                - Bodden was New England's best DB in 2009, picking off 5 passes, while racking up 55 tackles and more importantly helping New England improve their pass defense, and was crucial in helping the Pats cut their allowed passing touchdown numbers.

                                - Charlie Whitehurst
                                QB
                                Chargers

                                Has a good arm with accuracy, good size for the position and has spent his first three seasons in the NFL learning behind one of the NFL's best young QB (Phillip Rivers) and a very good QB developer as Head Coach (Norv Turner).

                                Rivers has actually gone on record and said that Whitehurst is overdue for a starting QB opportunity, and stated when he gets the chance, some team will be glad they gave him that shot.

                                I view Whitehurst as a low risk, high reward pickup. He likely won't cost much, and if he develops, the Rams have their QB situation solved. If not, it was a low risk signing and they can focus their attentions to adding a QB in the first in next year's draft.

                                Re-sign

                                O.J. Atogwe
                                Alex Barron
                                Leonard Little

                                Lastly.. Bring back Bulger as a backup.

                                And.. The draft.

                                Round 1
                                - Ndamukong Suh
                                DT
                                Nebraska

                                Suh is just what the doctor ordered for this defense. I think they've already got some pieces in place for future success, Suh will be the addition that could make them that much stronger. Suh, Long and Laurinitis is a very solid core, and one that could be dangerous for years to come.

                                Traditionally, teams don't spend #1 overall picks, and the money associated with it on Defensive Tackles.. Then again, Suh isn't your traditional DT.

                                Round 2
                                - Brandon LaFell
                                WR
                                LSU

                                I think WR is the biggest weakness on the Rams offense. While I like Donnie Avery, they need more.

                                I think LaFell could quietly, when it's all said and done, become the best of this class. He has good route running skills and leaping ability; good size; good field vision and body control; has a competitive streak a mile long; is very productive and gets good YPC numbers because of his ability to break tackles and take hits. He's not going to ever win a foot race. He isn't slow by any means, but his timed sped won't ever wow you, however his other intangibles more than make up for the "lack of speed".

                                He reminds me a large amount of Dwayne Bowe (and not just because both went to LSU). Bowe has quietly had a very good start to his career...
                                -02-11-2010, 05:33 PM
                              • msha
                                Mock 2.0
                                by msha
                                First, the Rams trade Adam Carriker to the Redskins for DE Andre Carter.

                                Round 1: Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska - The Rams lose some depth with trading Carriker. Also, Suh is the BPA.

                                Round 2: Rob Gronkowski, TE Arizona - Fells was resigned, but as a No. 2 TE. Gronkowski is a big, reliable target up the middle.

                                Round 3: Toby Gerhart, RB Stanford - Ideally, Best or Dwyer would fall to us here. Assuming they don't, a Jackson/Gerhart pounding up the middle isn't bad either.

                                Round 4: Javier Arenas, CB Alabama - We have Bartell and Fletcher, but Arenas will provide good depth and start if Fletcher can't come back. He also provides a special teams spark.

                                Round 5: Rennie Curran, OLB Georgia - Curran is a little undersized at 5'11, 205 lbs, but always seems to be near the ball. Good tackler, but his only problem was that he didn't make many big plays, with 6 sacks, 2 ff, and 0 int. in 3 years at UGA.

                                Round 5: Danario Alexander, WR Missouri - A big receiver at 6'4, but not a very good route runner with a history of knee injuries. With the proper coaching, he can turn into an NFL receiver.

                                Round 6: Kurtis Gregory, OG Missouri - An experienced 3 year starter who was good in the classroom and in interviews. He would provide good depth at guard.

                                Round 7: O'Brien Schofield, DE Wisconsin - A projected 2nd-3rd rounder before tearing an ACL during a senior bowl practice. Put him on IR for 2010 and then go from there.

                                Round 7: Levi Horn, OT Montana - A big 6'7 OT from FCS powerhouse Montana would provide depth at tackle.

                                2010 Depth Chart:

                                QB: Marc Bulger/AJ Feeley/Keith Null
                                RB: Steven Jackson/Toby Gerhart/Kenneth Darby
                                FB: Mike Karney
                                WR: Laurant Robinson/Donnie Avery/Brandon Gibson/Keenan Burtan/Danario Alexander
                                TE: Rob Gronkowski/Daniel Fells/Billy Bajema
                                LT: Jason Smith/Alex Barron
                                LG: Jacob Bell/Kurtis Gregory
                                C: Jason Brown
                                RG: John Greco/Kurtis Gregory
                                RT: Adam Goldberg/Levi Horn
                                DE: Chris Long/Andre Carter/Leonard Little
                                DT: Ndamukong Suh/Clifton Ryan/Fred Robbins
                                OLB: David Vobora/Rennie Curran/Paris Lenon
                                MLB: James Laurainaitis
                                CB: Ron Bartell/Bradley Fletcher/Javier Arenas
                                FS: OJ Atogwe/Craig Dahl
                                SS: James Butler/Craig Dahl
                                K: Josh Brown
                                P: Donnie Jones
                                KR: Danny Amendola
                                PR: Javier Arenas

                                What do you think?
                                -03-11-2010, 08:56 PM
                              • RAMarkable
                                RAMarkable's S.O.S. Mock 1.0
                                by RAMarkable
                                The S.O.S stands for Save our Spags. As it is not much of a stretch at this point to say that the Rams will finish at 1-15 this year, I have used this assumption to arrive at a mock that I believe is reasonable not only for next year but also for the future going forward.

                                Therefore I submit the following for your consideration:

                                Round 1. Ndamakong Suh DT Nebraska Surprise!! Well, not really. This is about the closest thing to a perfect storm for the Rams as the probable best player in the draft also fills a huge need.

                                Round 2. Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri A new 'Spoon to replace the old departed one. Rams continue to strive to beef up their front seven with an athletic playmaker from right in their backyard.

                                Round 3. Ciron Black OT LSU A senior veteran of the SEC wars and a 3 year starter. It is my assumption that Jason Smith will move to the left tackle spot (Buh-Bye Baby Alex) and this will open up a spot at the right tackle position. Most likely A. Goldberg will start the season but by week 5 or so expect Mr. Black to grab the job.

                                Round 4. Anthony Dixon RB Mississippi State Steven Jackson is on pace for about 350+ touches this year and that is way too much. At 235 lbs. Dixon can hopefully take some of the load off #39 and yet keep the Rams running the same kind of power-based run attack that Spags has said he wanted from the get go.

                                Round 5. Sean Canfield QB Oregon State With his excellent senior year Canfield has shot up draft boards and could be a candidate for developmental QB behind Bulger next year. At this point I'd be content to let Canfiled fight it out with Boller and Null and see what happens.

                                Well that's it for now. The 6th and 7th rounds will be added to a future mock as we get further along in the process.

                                WHAT SAY YE?
                                -12-15-2009, 11:37 AM
                              • sosa39rams
                                SOSA's MOCK DRAFT v3.0!!!!
                                by sosa39rams


                                1. Ndamukong Suh DT- The most dominating Dtackle I ever seen.



                                2. Colt McCoy QB- A true winner and is capable of being a starting QB in the NFL.



                                3. Jimmy Graham TE- Amazing athlete, and a really good redzone threat.



                                4. Austen Lane DE- A good pass rusher, can be part of our rotational Dline.



                                5. Sam Young OT- Great depth, and could start at RG or RT.



                                5. Trindon Holliday KR/PR/WR- Great depth, could return kicks and punts, and can also be a slot receiver.



                                6. Cornelius Brown CB- Good depth.



                                7. Shawnbrey McNeal RB- Good depth, change of pace for SJAX.



                                7. Verran Tucker WR- Good depth, can be groomed into a starter....
                                -03-10-2010, 08:08 PM
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