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    Even if the Rams don't end up adding another third rounder after a deal down, something that would not surprise in the least, they should get a far better player at #75, even if they don't deal up a bit, using one of the extra late picks they now have.

    I would expect after the first few picks, the Rams will target a guy filling a remaining need and go after him aggressively in the third. even moving up to get it done.

    I would expect that at the very least, before going into round three, the Rams have added a tackle, a safety, and at least one of these; CB, LB, WR, G

    Whatever they have not added will be the second big focus in round three, AFTER deciding if a QB has fallen with second round grades is a guy they want to take istead of a starting need.

    Adding an extra third or second rounder would make that decision far easier.


    Based on my own board, which obviously starts getting a lot of changes from 64 to 100, here are some guys I see being there in early round three. The very talented depth here at RB might also factor in, as round three will no doubt feature a run on backs.

    Grades are for level of talent in 3rd at position

    QB - Grade B - Murray, Thomas, Fales
    RB - Grade A+ - Carey (love this guy), Archer, D. Thomas, A. Williams, Seastrunk, West , Sims.
    WR -Grade A -M. Bryant, D. Moncrief, B. Coleman, J. Abbredaris, B. Ellington.
    TE - Grade C - Niklas, Fiedorowicz
    T - Grade B - Hurst, A. Richardson, Mewhort, Fleming
    G - Grade B - Dozier, C. Richardson, Watt, Steen
    C - Grade A - Richberg, Swanson
    DE - Grade D - Jeffcoat, K. Martin
    DT - Grade B - Sutton, Easley (inj), McCullers, D. Jones, A. Johnson
    4-3 OLB - Grade D - T. Smith
    ILB - Grade B -Borland, Smallwood, P. Brown
    CB- Grade B+ - E. Gaines, P. Gaines, Purifory,
    S - Grade C+ - D. Bailey, C. Loston, T. Brooks, A. Dixon
    Barry Waller

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    Re: Third Round Should Provide Starting Caliber Player For Rams

    If we don't take a WR in the 1st couple a few people here were high on Coleman from Rutgers. Might be a good get.

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      Re: Third Round Should Provide Starting Caliber Player For Rams

      Originally posted by turbofargo View Post
      If we don't take a WR in the 1st couple a few people here were high on Coleman from Rutgers. Might be a good get.
      Not a huge fan of Rutgers WRs, but he might be worth a look in the 3rd.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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