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  • Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

    This is just a quickie mock, so I did not include a free agent section.


    One major event: We trade our 1st round to Tampa Bay in return for their 1st, 2nd, and 4th round pick.



    Round 1:
    Sam Bradford [6'4, 225lbs.] Oklahoma (QB) *VIA Trade*

    Analysis: Bradford has all the tools to succeed and dominate in the NFL, and he has tremendous potential. New regimes mean new quarterbacks. Bradford will be the new face of our franchise.




    Round 2: Jermaine Gresham [6'6, 260lbs.] Oklahoma (TE)

    Analysis: We finally get the big, endzone target we've desperately needed for quite some time. Has played with Bradford too, so there is already some timing between them.




    Round 2: Brandon Ghee [6'0, 190lbs.] Wake Forest (CB) *VIA Trade*

    Analysis: A very instinctive and physical corner. Has very good speed, and is a good athlete. Takes quick cuts, solid in both man and zone, and is a confident player.




    Round 3:
    A.J Edds [6'4, 245lbs.] Iowa (SLB)

    Analysis: Blessed with great size. Is a pure strongside linebacker, and should complement Laurinaitis very well. Solid tackler and has improved his coverage vastly this season.





    Round 4: Jared Veldheer [6'9, 325lbs.] Hillsdale (OT)

    Analysis: His frame is similar to Johnathan Ogden, Jared Gaither, and Sebastian Vollmer. Very massive size, and should become our starter at RT.




    Round 4:
    Austen Lane [6'6, 267lbs.] Murray State (DE) *VIA Trade*

    Analysis: Good athlete, very disruptive. A powerful tackler, and he is a pass-rushing machine. Needs to improve run stopping though.




    Round 5: Rico McCoy [6'1, 220lbs.] Tennessee (WLB)

    Analysis: A very rangy linebacker, and is very, very fast. Should complete our linebacker trio alongside Laurinaitis and Edds. Has the speed to cover sideline to sideline, but needs to add some bulk to his frame.




    Round 5: Vince Oghobaase [6'6, 305lbs.] Duke (DT) *VIA Trade* (From Eagles)

    Analysis: Should be a good addition to our DT rotation. Had a pretty good junior season last year, but missed several games due to injuries and has hurt his stats and stock. Has good agility, and smarts for the game.




    Round 6: Andrew Quarless [6'5, 252lbs.] Penn State (TE)

    Analysis: Could become our 2nd TE. Great athlete, and great pass catching TE. The reason why he is projected so low is because of a history of getting in trouble, but he has not been in trouble for a while. He's maybe cleaned up.


    Round 7: Brandon Carter [6'7, 350lbs.] Texas Tech (OG)

    Analysis: Scary guy. Great depth for the O-line, and could figure into the mix for the starting RG spot.

    Round 7: James Starks [6'2, 211lbs.] Buffalo (RB) *VIA Trade* (From Atlanta)

    Analysis: Had a solid junior season last year, but missed this entire year due to a shoulder injury. Should complement Jackson and Ogbonaya well.

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    Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

    I like it, not my optimal draft, but i would not be disappointed if this happened. The Brandon
    Carter pick is not good for me. I think he is just another Incognito. What about that DE that tore his ACL at the senior bowl, I would rather take a chance on him.

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    • #3
      Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

      What did we trade for an extra second round pick?

      Can't say I'm a great fan of this one, Rockin. I understand the Franchise QB rule and I'm okay if that's where you want to take our first pick, but I can't fathom not spending one (if not both) of our next two picks on defensive linemen.

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      • #4
        Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

        FINALLY A MOCK WITHOUT SUH OR WEATHERSPOON!!!

        Im starting to consider getting Bradford over suh even if we dont trade down because last year we got Smith our franchise LT the next step is a franchise QB.

        I love the Gresham pick but i dont know if he will last till the 2nd.

        nice pick with Mcghee but i perfer Devin Mccourty. I went to Rutgers too (there are 3 rutgers in NJ i did not go to the same one as Mccourty but my bachelors still says rutgers lol)

        Edds is fine but he wont play SLB. Vabora did a solid job last year and if continues to improve he can hold that spot down. But Edds can play WLB.

        Dont know much about Veldheer he is from D-II.

        Austen Lane is great pick i have him in my mocks too lol

        McCoy good depth at linebacker

        Oghobasse is not needed we have depth at DT: AC,Ryan,Gibson,Scott all have starting experience and Scott was decent down the stretch

        Quarless is also not needed i think Dan Fells is a fine 2nd TE

        the rest are fine



        Great mock!!


        But we are getting a DE in free agency right?

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        • #5
          Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

          If I was going to do this trade stuff (not sure about Bradford's shoulder) agree that the rams have passed up on alot of franchise qbs but I would go with Clausen. So as you have a TE in the 2nd I would take Golden Tate as well to give you a solid wr that clausen knows and then I feel we would have a balanced offence. A solid RB a rookie qb in clausen, franchise LT in smith (hoping), good wideouts with D.Avery, Golden Tate. IF the rams use a running game as main weapon as they have said clausen might find some big play to avery and tate

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          • #6
            Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

            Originally posted by Bar-bq View Post
            What did we trade for an extra second round pick?

            Can't say I'm a great fan of this one, Rockin. I understand the Franchise QB rule and I'm okay if that's where you want to take our first pick, but I can't fathom not spending one (if not both) of our next two picks on defensive linemen.
            What I am hoping for is for us to get a DE through the FA, and let Austen Lane develop. Lane is a highly underrated player, and should be dominant in a year or two. He's a great pass rusher that should hold his own on the right side, allowing Chris Long to switch to the left side, allowing him to max out his talent.


            The reason why I went with TE and CB in round 2 instead of D-Line is because with a rookie QB, it is vital that early in their career, they have some sort of success. That means that they need some good targets to throw to. Drafting Jermaine Gresham would allow Bradford to be reunited with one of his favorite targets in college, and Gresham would vastly improve our offense, directly and indirectly.

            And Brandon Ghee instead of a D-Line is because we are very weak in our secondary. We basically only have Bartell as our only proven corner, and even then, when teams want to pick on Bartell, they do it fairly easily. Now it might be just me, but I think we need to improve our cornerback corps. With Fletcher coming back next year, and Bartell getting more healthy, all we need is to have a solid starter opposite of Bartell, so Fletcher can shutdown the slot. Our corps with Bartell, Ghee and Fletcher, with Justin King and maybe Wade backing them up, I would be confident in them.



            Our DT spot actually isn't TOO bad. I'm not saying we don't need Suh or some new addition. But Clifton Ryan has been getting better and better. Dorrell Scott and Leger Douzable and LaJuan Ramsey have all been improving too with more playing time. Gary Gibson when healthy wasn't too bad. The wild card here is Adam Carriker. Can he come back in and be a factor for our line?

            :ram:

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            • #7
              Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

              Originally posted by sntlouisrams View Post
              If I was going to do this trade stuff (not sure about Bradford's shoulder) agree that the rams have passed up on alot of franchise qbs but I would go with Clausen. So as you have a TE in the 2nd I would take Golden Tate as well to give you a solid wr that clausen knows and then I feel we would have a balanced offence. A solid RB a rookie qb in clausen, franchise LT in smith (hoping), good wideouts with D.Avery, Golden Tate. IF the rams use a running game as main weapon as they have said clausen might find some big play to avery and tate
              Not a bad idea SNT. If we do decide to go with Clausen instead, I think Tate would be the smarter choice. If we go with Bradford, Gresham should be our second pick.

              As of right now, I prefer Bradford. Even with the shoulder injury, for some reason I think Bradford is going to dominate in the NFL, and I don't want to pass him up. Clausen by all means isn't bad either. I just for some reason, think that Bradford has all the tools and potential to be the next Peyton Manning. I'm not saying he will, but the potential is there.

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              • #8
                Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

                I understand the logic behind Bradford. I understand the logic behind Gresham. But are the Rams really going to spend their first two draft picks on two guys coming off of injuries that kept them off the field for most of the 2009 season? That would be an interesting draft, to say the least!

                As for the talk about drafting a guy your quarterback is already familiar with, I'm personally not a fan of that reasoning. Hard work in an offseason or two can build that kind of rapport and rhythm; I wouldn't adjust my draft strategy to try and keep a tandum together at the next level unless both guys just happened to also be good value at positions of need where I was picking. For Bradford and Gresham, this works, though the injury thing is a bit concerning. For Clausen and Tate, I'm not as convinced, as I'm not quite as high on Tate at the next level.

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                • #9
                  Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

                  Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                  What I am hoping for is for us to get a DE through the FA, and let Austen Lane develop. Lane is a highly underrated player, and should be dominant in a year or two. He's a great pass rusher that should hold his own on the right side, allowing Chris Long to switch to the left side, allowing him to max out his talent.


                  The reason why I went with TE and CB in round 2 instead of D-Line is because with a rookie QB, it is vital that early in their career, they have some sort of success. That means that they need some good targets to throw to. Drafting Jermaine Gresham would allow Bradford to be reunited with one of his favorite targets in college, and Gresham would vastly improve our offense, directly and indirectly.
                  Understood. A developing a rapport is important at the next level and I think it's wise to spend a pick on a weapon for Bradford if that's where you're taking the first rounder.

                  And Brandon Ghee instead of a D-Line is because we are very weak in our secondary. We basically only have Bartell as our only proven corner, and even then, when teams want to pick on Bartell, they do it fairly easily. Now it might be just me, but I think we need to improve our cornerback corps. With Fletcher coming back next year, and Bartell getting more healthy, all we need is to have a solid starter opposite of Bartell, so Fletcher can shutdown the slot. Our corps with Bartell, Ghee and Fletcher, with Justin King and maybe Wade backing them up, I would be confident in them.
                  I don't know about this. The Rams have spend a 1st, 2nd or 3rd round pick on a cornerback in every draft since 2005 (I'm counting Justin King, the first pick of the 4th round, as our '008 selection). I'm confident in Spagnuolo, but it seems to me that if there's on position the Rams have tried to fill by Quantity, as opposed to quality, it's CB. Obviously spending higher picks suggests a will to fill the position, but I think it's right about time to let somebody on the roster earn hold their place as a starter opposite Bartell. If they're unimpressed by the 2nd and 3rd year guys we already have in place then they should by all means target another player. I'm just a little sick of the rotating door that seems to be fueled every year by another high pick.

                  I'm not necessarily unhappy with our incumbent DT starters. I can't say the same for defensive end, because it seems like if Little is released, we have precious little outside of Chris Long. I'd look to target an impact player along the DL at some point in the second if we trade out of first overall.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

                    Nice job!

                    Love the Gresham and Lane picks. Also like the qb selection

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                    • RockinRam
                      The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)
                      by RockinRam
                      Well, this is it. Two more days before the draft. We've all been waiting anxiously for the day to come, and now it's in touching distance. Whoever is picked, I will support fully, and hope they turn out well.


                      I'm going to keep the mock short for time concerns.


                      Trade: Alex Barron to Buffalo in return for their 4th round pick.




                      Round 1: Sam Bradford (QB)




                      Round 2: Damian Williams (WR)



                      Fits our scheme perfectly.

                      -Great route runner

                      -Great hands

                      -Shifty, elusive, and quick

                      -Smart, can read coverage

                      -Great work ethic

                      Round 3: Austen Lane (DE)



                      -Great upside

                      -Good work ethic

                      -Is ferocious

                      -Great pass rusher

                      -Dominates with quickness and strength and long wingspan

                      Round 4: Jimmy Graham (TE)



                      -Big target for Bradford

                      -Athletic and fast

                      -Amazing upside

                      Round 4: Kyle Calloway (OT)



                      -Blue collar tackle

                      -Great technician

                      -Sound pass protector and run blocker

                      -Good footwork and wingspan

                      Round 5: Donovan Warren (CB/S)



                      -Day 3 Steal

                      -Previously ranked as first-second round pick

                      -Stock dropped because of 40 time

                      -Very physical corner, will help in run support

                      -Great upside

                      -Great footwork

                      -Can play one-on-one against any WR


                      Round 5: Myron Lewis (CB/S)


                      -Physical corner

                      -Will help in run support

                      -Can be an elite press corner

                      -Good intelligence

                      -Has the ability to jam bigger WRs


                      Round 6: Brandon Sharpe (DE/LB)



                      -Very versatile pass rush specialist

                      -Works on slower OTs with his quickness and agility

                      -Can give Spags the option to create different schemes and blitz packages


                      Round 7: Greg Middleton (DE)



                      -IMO, this is a steal

                      -2 years ago, was considered a future elite player due to his 16 sacks as a sophomore

                      -Was a phenom, before deteriorating

                      -Production dropped for the past two years

                      -Has premier strength

                      -Has a wide range of pass rush moves


                      Round 7: Michael Greco (S)



                      -Great upside

                      -Will provide good depth and good special teams contributor


                      Round 7: O'Brien Schofield (DE/LB)



                      -Huge intensity player

                      -Great steal for us, was a former 2nd-3rd round prospect before injury at Senior Bowl

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                      -04-20-2010, 04:45 PM
                    • Bralidore(RAMMODE)
                      Bralidore's MOCK DRAFT: The Rough Draft
                      by Bralidore(RAMMODE)
                      Round 1: Ndamukong Suh DT: The House of Spears, will improve the entire defense if he can live up to even half of the hype he has garnered. Excellent strength that can increase, intelligent, uses hands very well, playmaker at DT.

                      Round 2: Sean Weatherspoon OLB: Side line to Sideline defender, can make things happen, can come in and start immediately and compliment JLau tremendously.

                      Round 3: Dexter Mccluster RB/WR: PLAYMAKER, I'd consider trading back up into the second round to acquire this guy... is one of those guys that can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball, excellent agility and quickness, sick juking moves and change of direction skills, can be utilized at receiver, runningback, and special teams. Could be the Rams utility man. WARNING: Stock on the rise after performing excellent so far at Senior Bowl, could very likely go higher.

                      Round 4: George Selvie DE: Once considered one of the best pass rushers in college football, he has taken a fall from grace after greatly under performing this past season. Great Size and burst off the edge with good speed. Likely a steal this low and could quite possibly go higher.

                      Round 5 #1: Jimmy Graham TE: About as tall as it gets in the NFL. Converted basketball player with potential off the freakin' charts. Fast, Quick, Agile due to all that basketball learnin'. Good ball skills and run after the catch ability. Would be a project at Tight End but Daniel Fells can be serviceable in the meantime and If this guy can reach his potential we have Kellen Winslow/Antonio Gates Hybrid on our hands that's taller. If he's there TAKE HIM.

                      Round 5 #2: Danario Alexander WR: Great Size, outstanding leaper, very productive with run after the catch ability. Plays stiff sometimes and apparently has trouble getting in and out of his cuts. Doesn't seem to ahve the acceleration wanted for the position. could be a great Red zone threat and legit receiver with some more coaching. Injury History.

                      Round 6: Ciron Black RG/RT: Was highly touted before this season. Was a highly durable 4 year anchor on the line for LSU. Big (6'5 322) with good strength and a great run blocker. I'd move him inside as he has trouble with speed rushers and his strength is not at the tackle position IMO. Was seen by some to have been a first second round pick but has watched his stock plummet after under achieving and could possibly fall to us here. Would be great value at a position of need.

                      Round 7 #1: Legarrette Blount RB: Physical Downhill punisher, Has good speed to break one. Draft stock plummeted due to Boise State incident and character concerns. Physical Specimen with great size. Has steal written all over him.

                      Round 7 #2: BPA

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                    • sosa39rams
                      SOSA's MOCK DRAFT v1.0!!!!
                      by sosa39rams
                      Re-sign:

                      Cliff Ryan- Developed very well and will be a key to rams run stop D.
                      Leonard Little- Great mentor, and nice to have around as back up(unless to much money demanded).
                      O.J Atogwe- Total ballhawk and anchors our secondary (MUST GET!)
                      Craig Dahl- Showed alot of great LOS playing, good reliable back up and stops the run well.
                      Gary Gibson- Showed great flashes; before injury

                      Free Agency:

                      Ray Edwards(Vikings): Great DE and would be a key pick up. Would help alot with pass rush and good run stop.
                      Jerious Norwood(Falcons): Great compliment and change of pace for Steven.
                      Tony Scheffler(Broncos): Very good recieving and blocking tight end. Good redzone threat.

                      Draft:

                      Round 1: Ndamukong Suh DE: Should be no hesitation, great run stopper and amazing pass rusher. Will compliment the entire Defense.

                      Round 2: Sean Weatherspoon OLB: Very intelligent and quick linebacker. Would be immediate starter and would fit well into our scheme.

                      Round 3: Tony Pike or Dan LeFevour (who ever is available) QB: Both very similar in play. Good release, great accuracy and arm strength and can use their legs to make plays.

                      Round 4: Sam Young OT: Great footwork and considered a steal this late.

                      Round 5: Depth at WR
                      Round 6: Depth at DE
                      Round 7: Depth at CB


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                      -01-20-2010, 08:37 PM
                    • sosa39rams
                      All-Ram Mock Draft
                      by sosa39rams
                      Here she goes!

                      1.2 - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: He is an elite prospect. Robinson is dominant and if groomed properly can become one of the best players in the league. We should feel very confident with Fisher's and Bou's pedigrees.

                      1.13 - TRADE! We trade back from #13 here to Clevelands #26 and also receive a 2nd rounder (2014) and a 3rd rounder (2015).

                      1.26 - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Hageman can be an absolute beast. He is downright dominant at times and others trails away. He needs to be more consistent. Fisher and Waufle love big DT's and Hageman can step right in and battle Langford for a starting spot.

                      2 - Kyle Fuller, CB, VATech: I feel like Fuller is garnering much more interest in NFL circles than the outside world. Fuller has great technique and has everything you want in a shutdown CB. He is going to be one hell of a steal.

                      2 - Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU: Van Noy is an excellent and very versatile player. He is good in all 3 aspects of the game: Run stop, coverage, and blitzing. He isn't amazing at anything but he offers a piece Williams can work with and completes the front 7.

                      3 - Terrence Brooks, FS, FSU: Brooks is one of my favourite players of this draft. He is a very rangy player at FS who has good speed and can cover TE's and HB's 1on1. He is an excellent coverage Safety. He has plenty experience as a single high FS.

                      4 - Trai Turner, OG, LSU: Another one of my favourite prospects Turner would be an excellent choice here. He is a guy you can plug and play from day 1. He's got some toughness. He has excellent movement ability and can get to the second level quickly.

                      5 - David Fales, QB, SJSU: Fales is an excellent developmental prospect. He can come in and sit behind Hill and Bradford for a year and get accustomed to the NFL. He has good accuracy and is a smart guy.

                      **- Trade! We package two seventh round picks and this 6th rounder for a late 5th to the Broncos.

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                    • sntlouisrams
                      3 Round Mock
                      by sntlouisrams
                      I'm not fully informed on all college players (live within UK so kinda hard to keep up on that, but i try)

                      ROUND 1 DT N.Suh



                      The reason for this pick is fairly straight forward, strong dt that will demand double teams. Proven solid DT will help whole defence get better and overall a sure fire first pick.

                      ROUND 2 QB: C.McCoy




                      Reason for picking McCoy I think although people will say he has played in a micky mouse offence etc and slate him for this. He is a solid leader good completion rate and behind a good qb coach I personally feel we could find a real gem in getting him here.

                      ROUND 3 WR/KR/RB D.McCluster




                      Reasoning for this pick fairly straight forward. McCluster is a pure out and out playmaker, in whatever position we choose to use him in. Chris Johnson is not the biggest RB in the league he seemed to do pretty well for himself. McCluster would give us options however we give him the ball.

                      COMMENTS please ...
                      -02-19-2010, 05:13 AM
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