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    At this point I don't want it to happen but let's say the Rams do end up selecting Bradford. How does that change the rest of the draft for us? At what point do we address defense? Is there another offensive player that would be irresistible for us in the 2nd round? Who would you like to see us take among the players that will most likely be available at #33 and #65?

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    Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

    Given the depth at DT, I think there is a chance for a very good prospect to still be there when pick 33 comes around. Jared Odrick, Brian Price and Geno Atkins are three guys to watch. At DE, Everson Griffen could be an option. I also like Alex Carrington, but more as a Round 3 option.

    I think that the Rams will go with the BPA approach, though, even if they take Bradford in Round 1. The players I'd have my eye on would be Jahvid Best, Demaryius Thomas, Jonathan Dwyer, Vladimir Ducasse and possibly Germaine Gresham.

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    • #3
      Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

      If we go Bradford then I would go offense in the draft and get a TE and a backup RB, then RT. Throw some FAs on defense and get ready for preseason.

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        I'm starting to lean a little more towards a Bradford pick. I heard an interesting option yesterday on the radio, I think it was on the Fast Lane. Bradford with the first pick and if he is still available then Greshem TE with the top of the 2nd round. I do think he's the best TE prospect to come out in 4 yrs.

        I know that a lot of people have the Pats taking Jermaine Gresham, but rumor is that the Pats are looking at Greg Olsen so they can focus on a linebacker.

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        • #5
          Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

          If we do take Bradford with the first pick then I dont think there is a doubt that we adress defense at #33. Maybe a DT like AV suggested, or maybe an OLB if Weatherspoon is there. However in the top of the third I think we should grab Jimmy Graham as a new target for Bradford. I think he will be shooting up draft boards and wont last past the 3rd round, after the third, we should probably take a backup runningback, Ben Tate if he is still there, or maybe Toby Gerhart if he last that long.

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          • #6
            Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

            If we take Bradford, I want Everson Griffen with the #33, assuming Carriker contribute (mean he plays) we could have a young and talentuous Dline.
            Si vous croyez en vous, que vous avez de la fierté, et que vous ne lâchez jamais, vous serez un gagnant.
            Le prix de la victoire est chère, mais la récompense en vaut la peine.

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            • #7
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              I think if we take Bradford, we should take Sean Weatherspoon. Hes a beast!

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              • #8
                Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

                If we do indeed grab Bradford, (and I'm hoping we do), then if Weatherspoon drops to us in the second, we immediately snatch him up. If he's not there, we should target:

                Damian Williams (WR)
                Jermaine Gresham (TE)
                Vladmir Ducasse (OG/OT)
                Geno Atkins (DT)
                Jared Odrick (DT)
                Mike Iupati (OG)
                Brandon LaFell (WR)


                Everson Griffen I've heard is suppose to be projected more of as a 4-3 left end in the pros. I don't think that's what we need, because we should be planning to move Chris Long to LE, and get a new body in at RE.

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                • #9
                  Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

                  Like most people, I'm in the BPA school of thought at the top of the second round. However, our biggest position if need is DE, given that Long is the only long-term player we have on our current roster in that position, so I'd go for the best available DE at number thirty-three unless an outstanding prospect slipped, as was the case with Laurinaitis last year.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

                    i would be craping myself if theyre lucky enough to get wither mathews (rb) or Best.....DREAM.....what about Dwyer, is he too similar to Sjax?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Assuming the Rams take Bradford...

                      With this new draft format teams are going to be coveting the pick at the top of the second and I think we will be in great position to trade get an extra third or possibly a first next year. I don't think top targets like Odrick, Griffen, or Price will be available, but if they are we wont hesitate to pull the trigger if not trade down and select Geno Atkins or Rob Gronkowski.

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                      • AvengerRam_old
                        I think the Rams want to want Bradford
                        by AvengerRam_old
                        We keep reading reports from sportswriters either predicting that the Rams will take Sam Bradford, or arguing that they should. There have also been reports (though I don't know how reliable) of Devaney speaking favorably about Bradford during an informal discussion with fans.

                        Despite all this, I do not believe that the Rams know who they will take in April.

                        I do think, however, that they know who they want to want to take, and that is Bradford.

                        They want his arm to check out medically. They want him to have great interviews. They want him to make "all the throws" at his Pro Day.

                        Essentially, the Rams want to be convinced that Bradford is a franchise QB.

                        That makes sense, of course. A top QB will always be the preferred option with the first overall pick.

                        The Rams must be careful, though, not to talk themselves into believing that Bradford is something that he is not.

                        I'm still on the fence. By March 26th (the day after Bradford's Pro Day, there's a significant chance he'll be at the top of my draft board.

                        I guess I want to want him too.
                        -02-27-2010, 07:31 PM
                      • r8rh8rmike
                        Round Two: Should Rams Shut Down Bradford For Season?
                        by r8rh8rmike
                        Should Rams shut down Bradford for season?

                        BY ROGER HENSLEY
                        Thursday, December 15, 2011

                        QUESTION: Considering his lingering high-ankle sprain, and the fact the Rams are 2-11, do you think it would be best for the team to shut down Sam Bradford for the rest of the season?

                        JIM THOMAS

                        There are a lot of players on this Rams roster playing hurt. I think it would send a bad message to the rest of the team to treat a banged-up Sam Bradford any differently than the other players. But seeing Bradford in a walking boot after Wednesday’s practice and seeing the frustration in his face, you have to wonder if he’s going to be healthy enough to play in any of the final three games. It looks like there’s no way he’s playing this week. So I’d say see how the ankle feels next week, and if it’s still iffy – or worse –shut him down.

                        BRYAN BURWELL

                        If Bradford can play and it doesn’t create a situation where more damage can be done, then you play him. You don’t quit on the season. But if there is a chance that playing could potentially make his injury worse, then there is no way he belongs on the field.

                        KATHLEEN NELSON

                        The fact that he was wearing that boot Wednesday means that he’s unlikely to play Sunday. If he’s no better by the middle of next week, I’d shut him down.
                        -12-15-2011, 04:32 PM
                      • AvengerRam_old
                        If the Rams take Bradford, the player I'm hoping falls to the second round is...
                        by AvengerRam_old
                        For me its Demaryius Thomas.

                        Bradford could use a big, fast WR to throw to. Thomas may need some route running work, but his size/speed ratio, toughness and big play ability provide unlimited upside.

                        (Oh... and to preempt any wise guys who might respond... let's keep this realistic. I'm sure we'd all like to see Suh fall to the Rams in Round 2, but the likelihood of that happening is about the same as the likelihood that I will be selected).
                        -04-22-2010, 11:34 AM
                      • LA Rammer
                        Bradford Concern
                        by LA Rammer
                        Is Bradford really as safe #1 pick overall?

                        Consider this:

                        He was sacked a total of 6 times in his Heisman year with the best o-line in the country and then takes 2 shots last year and gets hurt both times.

                        Do you really think he's going to be able to take shot after shot against NFL All-Pros/Pro Bowlers week in and week out, especially with an o-line that gave up the 2nd most sacks in the NFL last year?
                        -04-22-2010, 12:56 PM
                      • VegasRam
                        Suddely Bradford doesn't look so expensive.
                        by VegasRam
                        And he is, (and will be even more so) worth it. Romo is GUARANTEED roughly $10M a year.

                        When you look at the Super high paid QB - Brees, Manning, Brady, Romo, Flacco, Rothlesberger, Bradford makes roughly half of their salaries, let's say $10M, and plays half as well. (Don't pick on my numbers - they're for rough comparison numbers only).

                        But it's not like we're paying Flynn or Kolb or Palmer or Cassell $10m a year not to play.
                        And just about the time the Rams are extending Bradford - I hope during or at the end of this year, (assuming obviously it's warranted) - for a 10 year average of say $12-14M a year, SF and Seattle will be giving Kap and Wilson 6 year $80M guaranteed contracts.

                        Bradford suffers from cashing in undeservedly in a faulty system, without performing in line with his salary, and while not his fault, it still leaves a justfiably bad taste in everyone's mouth. The killer for the Rams is they got hit three years in a row, which they are still recovering from.

                        Bottom line, there will come a day soon when Bradford will be considered a bargain.
                        -04-02-2013, 12:25 PM
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