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  • You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

    In no particular order, the Rams' top needs are as follows:

    QB
    #2 RB
    WR
    RT
    DT
    DE
    OLB
    CB

    To fill these needs, you have the following available to you:

    1. Draft choices in Round 1 through 4 (assume rounds 5 and later will be used for depth at other positions)

    2. 1 premium FA (choose from players who are currently slated to be FAs)

    3. 2 mid-level FAs (again, must be players who are slated for FA); and

    4. Fill one of the needs with a current player on the roster.

    How would you fill the needs?

  • #2
    Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

    Drafting for "need" only:

    1. QB - Colt McCoy Round 2
    2. WR - Dez Bryant Round 1
    3. #2 RB - Da'rel Scott Round 4
    4. WR - Danario Alexander Round 3

    I'll edit later with the rest.
    Last edited by txramsfan; -01-06-2010, 11:20 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

      My blueprint:

      QB: Colt McCoy, Texas (Draft, Round 2)
      #2RB: Ben Tate, Auburn (Draft, Round 4)
      WR: Malcolm Floyd, Chargers (FA, mid-level)
      RT: Ciron Black, LSU (Draft, Round 3)
      DT: Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Draft, Round 1)
      DE: Darryl Tapp, Seahawks (FA, mid-level)
      OLB: Existing Roster
      CB: Richard Marshall, Panthers (FA, premium)

      As you can see, with the assets we have, it is not possible to fill EVERY need. I elected to stick with the current set of LBs. While, in the long run, the Rams will need to upgrade the OLB spot, I believe that if you add Suh and Tapp to the DL, the existing LB corps will be more than adequate.

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      • #4
        Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

        Positions of need:
        QB
        - Round 1, Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

        #2 RB
        - Round 3, Jahvid Best, RB, California

        WR
        - Laurant Robinson, WR, Rams

        RT
        Willie Colon, Pittsburgh Steelers ( Mid Level FA

        DT
        - Round 2, Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

        DE
        - Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina Panthers ( High Price FA )

        OLB
        Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs ( Mid Level FA )

        CB
        - Round 4, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
        Last year he made 14 total tackles (To me showing how much teams decided not to throw in his direction, or maybe just that he was not able to get in on many plays as one interview states), but also made 8 interceptions and broke up 10 passes.
        Last edited by RamsFan16; -01-06-2010, 11:06 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

          Originally posted by RamsFan16 View Post
          Positions of need:
          QB
          - Round 1, Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
          #2 RB
          - Round 3, Jahvid Best, RB, California
          WR
          - Laurant Robinson, WR, Rams
          RT
          - RT, Willie Colon, Pittsburgh Steelers ( Mid Level FA )
          DT
          - Round 2, Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
          DE
          - Julius Peppers, DE, Carolina Panthers ( High Price FA )
          OLB
          - OLB, Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs ( Mid Level FA )
          CB
          - Round 4, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
          Not bad. The only criticism I'd have on that is whether Derrick Johnson could be had for mid-level money. He may be a premium FA.

          Otherwise, good job!

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          • #6
            Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

            Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
            Not bad. The only criticism I'd have on that is whether Derrick Johnson could be had for mid-level money. He may be a premium FA.

            Otherwise, good job!
            It's debatable. To me, a high priced OLB would be Shawn Merriman, Derrick Johnson in my opinion won't command top end money, be right at the line of Mid Level - Upper Level. I'm being generous to myself

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            • #7
              Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

              Round 1 - Ndamukong Suh DT
              Round 2 - Antonio coleman OLB
              Round 3 - Javier Arenas CB
              Round 4 -Sam Young RT

              Premium FA- Ray Edwards DE
              Medium FA - Cadillac Williams RB Or Chester Taylor RB
              Medium FA- Tony Scheffler TE

              BONUS: Trade our first pick in the 5th round to Baltimore for Troy Smith.

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              • #8
                Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                I like Antonio Coleman but personally think he can be had in the 3rd. If we were mid - late second, maybe... but our 2nd is like another 1st.

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                • #9
                  Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                  Round 1 - Ndamukong Suh DT
                  Round 2 - Jahvid Best, "RB", California
                  Round 3 - Cabe Carimi "RT" , Wisconsin
                  Round 4 - Chris Scott "G" , Tennessee (played OT in college)


                  Premium FA-Julius Peppers DE

                  Medium FA- Tony Scheffler TE
                  Medium FA- Derrick Johnson OLB

                  A Ram resigned FS O.J. Atogwe

                  Hopefully it Sures up O-line. The Rams Biggest Problem. No QB will survive the way Rams O-line played against whiners.

                  Hey Ramsfan16 WR
                  - Laurant Robinson, WR, Rams isn't he a free agent in 2011
                  Last edited by Shan the Ram Man; -01-06-2010, 12:59 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                    I'm assuming that this year will be uncapped so that severely limits the FA pool. Things change alot in a capped year.

                    QB- Jimmy Claussen, QB, Notre Dame- Whether they acquire him by trade down or simply selecting him with the number 1 overall pick. The Rams see Claussen as a FRANCHISE QB, and really like what he brings to the table and they select him. Rams Sign Chris Redman, QB, Falcons, vet QB ton of experiences gives you just as much or more than Bulger at a much cheaper price.

                    #2 RB- Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings
                    - He's backing up the second best back in the NFC when he should be backing up the first best back. He is 29 grooms Ogbonaya who has similar skill set to be future #2 RB.

                    WR- Laurant Robinson, WR, Rams/ Brandon Gibson, WR, Rams/ Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri- Brandon Gibson and Laurant Robinson showed flashes of being really good players. Robinson will be the number 1 Gibson will be the number 2. Danario Alexander will be drafted in the third because he adds much needed size, red zone ability, and starting potential. Avery moves to the slot. Amendola is the 4th or 5th guy. Foster and Burton will compete for a spot.

                    RT- Adam Goldberg, OT, Rams/Jared Valdheer, OT, Hillsdale- Goldberg solid serviceable, better as depth, but even better as a place holder which he will be. Rams select veldheer with their 5th round pick. Good lineman are found in the middle rounds and Valdheer can develop behind Goldberg

                    DT- Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State/ Dorrell Scott, DT, Rams- DT by far is the deepest position in the draft after Suh and McCoy the list goes on. The Rams select Odrick at the top of the second. Odrick and Scott are both penetrating UT that will cause trouble in opponents backfields. Rams will be deep here. Ramsey, Douzable, Carriker, and Gibson will compete for the final 1 or 2 spots behind Scott, Ryan, and Odrick.

                    DE- Lindsey Witten, DE, UCONN/James Hall, DE, Rams
                    - Pass rushing Specialist 4th rounder and will be the RE of the future. James Hall will initially be the starter at RE opposite Chris Long because Little retires. Rams will also have the versatile Adeyanju and Ah You coming off the bench

                    OLB Rashad Jeanty, SLB Bengals/David Vobora, OLB, Rams
                    - Bengals are stacked at LB, they will tender Brandon Johnson instead and make him the 4th LB because he is more versatile. Jeanty steps in immediately and plays SLB. Vobora moves over to the weak side. Rams draft Perry Riley with the eagles 5th round pick to compete with Vobora.

                    CB- Karl Paymah, CB, Vikings/ Bradley Fletcher, CB, Rams- He is an RFA but the Vikings will let him walk because they can tender Benny Sapp their current nickel back and use rookie Asher Allen as the dime back along with starters Cedric Griffen and Antoine Winfield. Paymah and Fletcher are both bigger physical corners who can press thats what the Rams need. I think Fletcher ends up starting opposite Bartell, Paymah is the nickel then, Butler and King compete for the Dime spot. Rams also add Ben Watson, TE, Patriots as receiving TE and red zone weapon.


                    Here's the result of the off season.

                    Offense
                    QB-Jimmy Claussen/Chris Redman/Keith Null

                    RB-Steven Jackson/Chester Taylor/Chris Ogbonaya

                    Flanker-Laurant Robinson/Danario Alexander

                    Split End-Brandon Gibson/Kennan Burton

                    Slot-Donnie Avery/Danny Amendola

                    TE-Ben Watson/Billy Bajema/Daniel Fells

                    LT-Jason Smith
                    LG-Jacob Bell
                    C-Jason Brown
                    RG- John Grecco/Mark Setterstrom
                    RT- Adam Goldberg/ Jared Veldheer

                    Defense

                    LE-Chris Long/Victor Adeyanju/ C.J. Ahyou
                    DT- Jared Odrick/Adam Carriker/Lajuan Ramsey
                    DT-Clifton Ryan/ Dorrell Scott
                    RE- James Hall/ Lindsey Witten

                    WLB- David Vobora/Perry Riley
                    MLB- James Lauranatis
                    SLB- Rashad Jeanty

                    LCB- Ron Bartell
                    RCB-Bradley Fletcher
                    Nickel- Karl Paymah
                    Dime- Quincy Butler/Justin King

                    FS- OJ Otogwe
                    SS- James Butler/ Craig Dahl

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                    • #11
                      Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                      QB- Tony Pike in the 2nd round
                      #2 RB- Jerious Norwood Change of Pace bak (Mid level free agents)
                      WR- Our own Wide receivers Gibby-Avery-Robinson-Danny boy-Burton-Foster
                      RT- Ryan Cook was a starter he can block well in the run (Mid level FA)
                      DT- Ndamukong Suh in the 1st round
                      DE- Austen Lane in the 4th; AV you should look at this guy
                      OLB- Demeco Ryans premium free agent we should steel him from houston
                      CB- Current roster- Bartell-Fletcher-Justin King- Q. Butler

                      I wish i had 1 more mid level free agents cuz i wanted Rod Hood for DB

                      If i dont use a premium Free agent then can i use 2 more mid level free agents AV?

                      If so i have Chris Gocong at OLB

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                      • #12
                        Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                        QB - Try to fill this one in the second round of the draft if the value is there. Tarvaris Jackson and Jason Campbell are not long-term solutions or even short-term upgrades for that matter, but someone like McCoy or Pike just might be good enough to be the future. On the off chance that Bradford drops into the late first round because of injury concerns, we seriously consider putting together a package to trade up.

                        #2 RB - Jerious Norwood. Speedy change of pace back who could keep the offense moving if Jackson misses playing time.

                        WR - Vincent Jackson. With a legit #1 receiver on board, suddenly the match-ups all look a little better. Laurent Robinson lines up opposite, and then we either let Danny Amendola do his best Wes Welker impression in the slot or let Donnie Avery do his best Kevin Curtis impression.

                        RT - Willie Colon. Decent run-blocking right tackle and only 27, but not good enough that anyone is going to throw too much money at him.

                        DT - Draft Suh first overall.

                        DE - Jermaine Cunningham in the third round. Yes, we're going defensive line two of the first three rounds, but this defense will live or die on the line.

                        OLB - Possibly a fourth or fifth round pick.

                        CB - Bradley Fletcher. He did better than I would have expected for a rookie who didn't even get much time in the starting lineup in college. He has a lot of upside.

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                        • #13
                          Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                          What is a reliable source for 2010 free agents? The one I am looking at still has Dallas Clark listed as one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: You be the GM: How would you fill the needs?

                            Draft:

                            DT: Ndamukong Suh
                            OLB: Sean Weatherspoon
                            OT: Jason Fox
                            Sign:
                            CB: Carlos Rogers(mid-level FA)
                            DE: Ray Edwards(mid-level FA)
                            WR: Brandon Marshall(premium FA)

                            #2 RB: Chris Ogbonnaya

                            Trade my number 4 pick ( wouldnt actually do it but you said i only got 4 rather than all of the rest..) for Troy Smith to the Ravens.

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                            • #15
                              Some of my free agent choices may be restricted, but I'm not sure their club will retain them. I think we'd be lucky to find Damian Williams in the second round as well, but I figrued this is hypothetical, so what the heck!

                              QB: Sean Canfield (Rd 3)
                              #2 RB: Jerious Norwood (Falcons, mid-level FA)
                              WR: Damian Williams (Rd 2)
                              RT: Kyle Calloway (Rd 4)
                              DT: Ndamukong Suh (Rd 1)
                              DE: Mark Anderson (Bears, mid-level FA)
                              OLB: Thomas Davis (Panthers, premium FA)
                              CB: Bradley Fletcher (current roster)

                              Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
                              What is a reliable source for 2010 free agents? The one I am looking at still has Dallas Clark listed as one.
                              I generally use KFFL, and then if I find someone I'm interested in, check Rotoworld's player page for him to see his contract status.

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