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  • Av's 2018 Rams Draft Board (Version 1.0)

    Here is my first Rams draft board of the year.

    As this is the Rams draft board, not a general board, there are some important caveats:

    * Certain positions (i.e. QB, RB) were not considered, as the Rams are not likely to invest a first round pick at those spots.
    * This is NOT a prediction of the order in which the listed players will be selected. Rather, it is my priority list for the Rams.
    * As we are pre-Combine, I'm only going 20 players deep. However, as there are at least 3 QBs and 2 RBs who will likely go in the top 22, it is safe to say that at least some of these players will be there when the Rams pick at No. 23.

    So, with that said, here is my preliminary list:
    1. Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
    2. Quentin Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
    3. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
    4. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VaTech
    5. Vita Vea, NT, Washington
    6. Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
    7. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
    8. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
    9. Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
    10. James Daniels, C, Iowa
    11. Derwin James, S, FSU
    12. Arden Key, OLB (Edge), LSU
    13. Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State
    14. Harold Landry, OLB (Edge), Boston College
    15. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
    16. Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
    17. Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    18. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
    19. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, W.Mich.
    20. Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
    Discuss!

  • #2
    Good list but need the Combine to become more familiar with some of these players and their strengths and weaknesses. When you expand beyond 20, I would add Isaiah Wynn, OG Georgia. Another CB to keep an eye on is Donte Jackson, from LSU a speed demon that some have labeled a Janoris Jenkins clone due to the risk/reward style of coverage.

    Go Rams!

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    • #3
      It's a good list. Those are a lot of the players that I've been trying to read about ahead of draft season. My one concern is Arden Key. From what I've read about his off the field concerns he reminds me of that Cowboys DE (Gregory?) drafted in the 2nd round a few seasons ago.

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      • AvengerRam
        Av's Rams Draft Board, Version 2.0 (Post-Combine)
        AvengerRam
        Here's my updated list.

        You won't see any RB, QB, S or TE on the list, as these are low priority positions, in my opinion.

        You also won't see any WR (despite the potential loss of Sammy Watkins), as I don't see that as a first round priority.

        Finally, there are no OTs on the list, as I don't see any prospects I believe would be worth a first round pick, given that we are set at the position for 2018.

        So, with those caveats, here is my list:
        1. Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
        2. Vita Vea, NT, Washington
        3. Quentin Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
        4. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio Stat
        5. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VaTech
        6. Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
        7. Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
        8. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
        9. Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
        10. Harold Landry, OLB (Edge), Boston College
        11. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
        12. Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville
        13. James Daniels, C, Iowa
        14. Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
        15. Arden Key, OLB (Edge), LSU
        16. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
        17. Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
        18. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE (Edge), Oklahoma
        19. Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
        20. Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
        21. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
        22. Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State
        23. Lorenzo Carter, OLB (Edge), Georgia
        24. Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
        25. Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
        -03-08-2018, 09:25 AM
      • AvengerRam
        Av's 2018 Draft Watch List
        AvengerRam
        Its way too early for a draft board, but here is a list of players I think would be good fits on the Rams (and are not projected to go long before the Rams make their first selection). Some are first round prospects, while others are guys I like and hope are there in Round 3 or later.

        RB Sony Michel, Sr., Georgia
        RB Ito Smith, Sr., Southern Mississippi

        C Frank Ragnow, Sr., Arkansas

        OG Braden Smith, Sr., Auburn

        OT Chukwuma Okorafor, Sr., Western Michigan

        NT Vita Vea, Jr., Washington

        OLB/Edge Sam Hubbard, Jr., Ohio State
        OLB/Edge Arden Key, Jr., LSU
        OLB/Edge Harold Landry, Boston College
        OLB/Edge Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Sr., Oklahoma

        ILB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr., Virginia Tech

        CB Jaire Alexander, Jr., Louisville
        CB Joshua Jackson, Jr., Iowa
        CB Isaiah Oliver, Jr., Colorado
        CB Denzel Ward, Jr., Ohio State

        As we go through the Senior Bowl, I'll add to this, leading up to my first draft board.

        Stay tuned!...
        -01-08-2018, 10:56 AM
      • AvengerRam
        Av's Rams 2018 Rams Draft Board (Version 4.0) - Planning for Round 3 and Beyond!
        AvengerRam
        This is tough...

        Wit
        h no pick in the first two rounds, I've cut off the top of my previous board, eliminating players who I believe will definitely be gone within the first 50 selections.

        With that... here are 25 prospects I like who could be there when the Rams make their picks in Rounds 3-6:

        * Denotes player that the Rams have reportedly met with.
        1. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, EDGE, Oklahoma*
        2. Braden Smith, OG, Auburn
        3. Sam Hubbard, EDGE, Ohio State
        4. Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia*
        5. Frank Ragnow, C/OG, Arkansas
        6. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
        7. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon*
        8. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
        9. Jeff Holland, EDGE, Auburn
        10. Skyler Phillips, OG, Idaho State
        11. Dorance Armstrong, EDGE, Kansas*
        12. Javon Rolland-Jones, EDGE, Arkansas State
        13. Will Richardson, OT, NC State
        14. Will Clapp, C/OG, LSU
        15. Wyatt Teller, OG, VaTech
        16. Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC
        17. Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa*
        18. Mike McCray, LB, Michigan
        19. Christian Sam, ILB, Arizona State
        20. Geron Christian, OT, Louisville
        21. Ito Smith, RB, Southern Mississippi*
        22. Shaquem Griffin, EDGE, Central Florida
        23. Terrell Edmunds, FS, VaTech
        24. Tray Matthews, SS, Auburn
        25. Jason Cabinda, ILB, Penn State
        -04-05-2018, 11:28 AM
      • AvengerRam
        Av's 2018 Rams Draft Board (Version 3.0) - Lots of moves mean lots of changes!
        AvengerRam
        With the Rams' moves on defense, there are big changes on my draft board.

        CB, once the priority, is now off the board. After acquiring Marcus Peter, Aqib Talib and Sam Shields, and re-signing Nickell Robey-Coleman, it is no longer a priority.

        Similarly, with the signing of Ndamukong Suh, and the re-signing of Dominique Easley, I don't see DT as a priority.

        This pushes LB (Edge and ILB) to the top of the priority list, followed by OL depth and WR.

        With that, here is my new board:
        1. Bradley Chubb, DE (Edge), NC State
        2. Quentin Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
        3. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VaTech
        4. Marcus Davenport, DE (Edge), UTSA
        5. Harold Landry, OLB (Edge), Boston College
        6. Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
        7. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
        8. James Daniels, OG/C, Iowa
        9. Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
        10. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
        11. Arden Key, OLB (Edge), LSU
        12. Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
        13. Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
        14. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
        15. Connor Williams, OT, Texas
        16. D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
        17. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
        18. Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State
        19. Lorenzo Carter, OLB (Edge), Georgia
        20. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE (Edge), Oklahoma
        21. Sam Hubbard, DE (Edge), Ohio State
        22. D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
        23. Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas
        24. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
        25. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
        -03-27-2018, 08:16 AM
      • AvengerRam_old
        Av's Rams Draft Board and Day 2 Watch List (Version 3.0: Post-Combine)
        AvengerRam_old
        A lot of changes on my board.

        There are many factors I'm trying to include in these rankings, including what I saw on the field last Fall, what I've seen on tape, the Combine, the Rams' needs, the potential FA losses, and my gut. Some of this may seem unconventional, but I feel good about my lists.

        Rams Draft Board

        1. Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M
        2. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
        3. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
        4. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
        5. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
        6. Xavier Rhodes, DB, Florida State
        7. Dion Jordon, OLB, Oregon
        8. D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
        9. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
        10. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
        11. Matt Elam, S, Florida
        12. Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
        13. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
        14. Keenan Allen, WR, California
        15. Eric Reid, S, LSU
        16. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
        17. Sharif Floyd, DT, Florida
        18. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
        19. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
        20. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

        Day 2 Watch List

        1. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
        2. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
        3. David Amerson, DB, North Carolina State
        4. Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee
        5. Robert Woods, WR, USC
        6. Eddie Lacey, RB, Alabama
        7. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
        8. Khaseem Greene, OLB Rutgers
        9. Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas
        10. Travis Frederick, C/OG, Wisconsin
        11. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
        12. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
        13. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
        14. Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
        15. Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
        16. Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State
        17. Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
        18. Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
        19. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
        20. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati

        I'll post my final boards in April after the Pro Days!
        -02-26-2013, 10:16 PM
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