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  • MOCK'bunctious

    Here is my Mock.

    I look forward to being ripped apart but please read the two philosophies that helped fuel my decisions first.

    1) "Defense wind Championships" is a little outdated. It should be "Defense helps to win Championships." Yes it is awesome to see Minnesota hold a really good Dallas team to 3 points but throughout the season five of the Viking's victories came against teams that put up 20 or more points. If their offense wasn't able to put the numbers on the scoreboard they could have been 7 and 9. In fact the 3 times this year the Vikings couldn't score 20 they lost all 3 games.

    2) Developmental quarterbacks take seasons, not a season, to develop... if they ever do. Brees did not breakout until his 4th season with the Chargers. Scaub only started 2 games in his first 3 years and didn't break out until his 5th season. For every success story though there are dozens upon dozens of journeymen backups.


    There have been so many filler players added because of injuries I honestly don't know how many the Rams are just going to drop. Here is a list of the players I would definitely want back

    Atogwe - Capable of being elite

    Little - He is still playing at a good level. I would keep him and work in the young blood.

    - Several times this year it looked like Dahl was inches away from making the big play. Hopefully he can improve enough to finally make them next year.

    Fells - Showed enough flash to earn a spot.

    Ryan - Has improved every year and I don't know why this next year would be different.

    Adeyanju - Solid.

    Setterstrom - Solid.

    Free Agents

    I would love to do a ton in FA but history shows 1 to 3 additions is about all any team targets.

    DT Barry Cofield
    - He is obviously no Suh but did manage to help Spags win the Super Bowl.

    TE Tony Scheffler
    - I honestly would rather have Daniels or Watson at this point but Tony is probably a more realistic sign for us. Love his upside just hate using free agency for projects.

    RT Willie Colon
    - If you can protect Big Ben you can protect anyone. I know he is not strong as a run blocker but with Sjax... good is good enough.


    I do have us trading with Tampa but for what I believe is a more realistic price than what is being talked about. With a chance to still get an elite player in the number 3 spot they just aren't going to be willing to give up too much and since we will still get the player I'm targeting at the 3 spot we don't need a lot in return. At the end of the day an extra pick and saving a little money will benefit us.

    Tampa Bay get #1

    Rams get #3 and #67

    Round 1 - Pick 3 - Sam Bradford/QB/Oklahoma

    It is very close between Bradford and Clausen for me. I would honestly be ok either way. I think Clausen is more pro ready right now but I give the edge to Bradford because I think he has bigger potential.

    Round 2 - Pick #33 Sean Weatherspoon/OLB/Missouri

    If the draft was held today I don't think he would fall to us but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some second round talent is impressive enough at the Combine to move up and allow him to slip a couple of spots to us.

    Round 3 - Pick #65 Dominic Franks/CB/Oklahoma

    Round 3 - Pick #67 Mike Johnson/OG/Alabama

    Round 4 - Pick #97 Ben Tate/RB/Auburn

    Round 5 - Pick #129 Jared Veldheer/OT/Hillsdale

    Round 5 - Pick #152 Brandon Sharpe/DE-OLB/Texas Tech

    Round 6 - Pick #161 Boo Robinson/DT/Wake Forest

    Round 7 - Pick #193 Jerry Geathers/OLB/Central Florida

    Round 7 - Pick #211 Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith/SS/UTEP

    The last thing is we keep Bulger to give Bradford some time to develop. Bulger is just as capable of finding a second wind just like Warner. Besides there is no one in Free Agency that impresses me.

    Thank you for your time.

  • #2
    Re: MOCK'bunctious

    Actually, this isn't a bad mock. I especially like the Weatherspoon, Johnson, Veldheer, Sharpe, and Robinson pick.

    One thing I would rather see though is try to get another target for Bradford or whoever we get for our QB.


    • #3
      Re: MOCK'bunctious

      If Tampa wants to trade with us, I'd say this is an idealistic draft.
      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


      • #4
        Re: MOCK'bunctious

        I like it, I'd hope that we asked for more in return than just a 3rd round pick for them to take Suh though. Saving money when we have slashed as much cap space as we have is a bit rediculous.


        • #5
          Re: MOCK'bunctious

          unlike other trades to Tampa this 1 is more realistic to tampa

          As for us. We are onlt gaining a 3rd rounder and giving up a one in a decade type player? I dont thimk so

          i would like 2 see another offensive playmaker buts itz still solid


          • #6
            Re: MOCK'bunctious

            Originally posted by Warner4prez
            I like it, I'd hope that we asked for more in return than just a 3rd round pick for them to take Suh though. Saving money when we have slashed as much cap space as we have is a bit rediculous.

            Suh of course is worth more than a 3rd and the savings isn't a big factor but if we decide to draft a quarterback instead... every extra pick and money benefit us down the road.


            • #7
              Re: MOCK'bunctious

              Shameless bump to keep my mock on the first page. ;)


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