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    There's still many good players out there, he's the group I think we should have interest/call/SIGN:

    Kayvon Webster, CB, DEN: This one's easy. Webster played for years under Wade and was one of the best ST'ers in the NFL during his time there. Unfortunately for him, he couldn't crack the starting lineup as DEN has the deepest CB trio in the league. I mentioned him weeks ago, and now we're rumoured to have interest. He can come here for a decently cheap contract and start opposite of Tru, which is great.

    Nick Mangold, C, NYJ: Adding Mangold would be awesome. Sure, he's older (33), but he is still one of the best C's in the league and if we can add him on a short deal (1-3 years) we can get a great blocker that can spring our OL from average to good. He'll help lead, he'll be a great player, and he'll teach the young guys along with Whitworth about how to approach the game.

    Dekoda Watson, OLB, DEN: Another DEN guy, Watson can be a starter at SLB if need be, or can backup Quinn at WLB. He provides pass rushing juice and can be signed for the vet minimum, which is great.

    Kevin Minter, ILB, ARI: Minter is someone we should call and ask what he's looking for. I guess ILB is not an immediate need right now, but adding Minter would be nice because he's played his entire NFL career in a 3-4 and we'd be stealing a decent player from a division rival.

    Dont'a Hightower, ILB, NE: I've also mentioned adding Hightower earlier this off-season, and we absolutely need to call him and get a visit at least. He's somehow still out there, and is a top 5 ILB in the NFL. As complete as they come, Hightower would be an expensive addition but he would completely transform this front 7 and would be the anchor this defense needs. At worst see what he's looking for.

    Who are the guys you guys like?

  • #2
    I like Webster and Mangold on your list; both make sense. Some that I'd add are...

    John Sullivan (C, WAS): Has familiarity with McVay's offense and, if he's regained his pre-injury form, was a consistent starter for the Vikings.

    Ryan Groy (C, BUF): Is a restricted free agent at the original tender level; has been coached by current Rams OL coach Aaron Kromer

    Connor Barwin (LB, PHI): Older, but wouldn't sneeze at a short term deal where he's brought in to help the pass rush in the new 3-4

    Zach Brown (LB, BUF): Not sure what his asking price is, but I think the Rams need another presence at ILB next to Ogletree

    Jarvis Jones (LB, PIT): One of Barry's favorite prospects who has busted out in Pittsburgh, might be worth kicking the tires if only for schematic depth

    Brandon Carr (CB, DAL): He's a durable starter and would give the team someone to either start opposite Trumaine or replace him in the line-up if he's traded

    Bradley McDougald (S, TB): Durable and consistent though not spectacular, he seems to be improving and could continue to develop under a capable defensive mind

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    • #3
      I would add Michael Floyd big bodied receiver that's still young and due to his recent problems we may be able to get on a good deal. He has had success in the league and is much better than anything we currently have. I would also consider Prince Amukamara.
      Last edited by svh01; -03-11-2017, 11:12 PM.

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      • #4
        I like Mangold, Webster and Sullivan and Groy. The centers are obvious. We cannot go into the season with a converted lieman playing a pivotal OL position. Cross training is for shoes, not athletes. I say Webster because he knows Wade's system and I'm "concerned" about our backfield defense going against some very polished receivers this season. I couldn't pick him out of a line-up, but if you like him sosa, then I'll buy in.

        I know this thread is for guys beyond the current team, but what about McDonald, Zeurlein and Cunningham? TJ is a risk due to his DUI and his play can be inconsistent and Cunningham is easily replaced in the draft, but his KO returns were better than average IMO. Zeurlein is almost a must.

        Go Rams!

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