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    Which Rookie will make the biggest impact after seeing performaces in week 1?
    K. Winslow
    S. Taylor
    K. Jones
    S. Jackson
    E. Manning
    L. Fitzgerald

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    I went with Fitz before the season and after Sunday I'm sticking with him now.
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.


    • #3
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      The Rams rookie running back Jackson could be the rookie that helps his team the most because of his power running inside,... which is what the Rams need and isn't one of Faulk's assets.The Rams need to play Jackson more than they did against the Cardinals and forget the tight end reverse. :ramlogo:


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        EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams are the only team in the NFL not to sign any members of their draft class. That will change soon enough.

        For those that have followed the team's approach to signing the rookies under coach Jeff Fisher, it should be no surprise the Rams will be the last team to strike deals with their 11 drafted rookies.

        It's all part of the team's plan to educate the rookies before handing over what for many will be life-changing money.

        "With the new rookie cap and everything it’s really not difficult to get the deals done," Fisher said Tuesday. "So we just felt like this time would be better served putting them in situations from an educational standpoint, financial planning, those kind of things. We’ve done a lot of that."

        Indeed, since the emergence of the rookie salary cap, the contracts for draft picks are essentially slotted into certain price tags. No amount of hold outs or negotiations is ultimately going to change rules that were collectively bargained in 2011.

        Where rookie holdouts used to be a summer staple, they are now a thing of the past. In looking around the NFL, most teams already have the majority of their draft classes under contract. Even first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has already signed with the Houston Texans. Under the old CBA, it wouldn't be unusual to see top overall picks unsigned deep into July, even missing their share of training camp practices.

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        Frankly, the Rams' approach to handling the rookie deals is both logical and intelligent. For all rookies entering the NFL, this is their first real occupation. Sure, they might have had jobs along the way but none that come with the payday of an NFL contract. (Insert joke about the payroll of your least favorite college football power here).

        Taking it a step further, the vast majority of rookies don't have much experience with how to handle wealth. So the Rams set out to offer a variety of classes intended to further educate players before handing over lucrative signing bonuses.

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