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  • David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

    All the Rams recent draft failures aside, it seems that one potential diamond in the rough could be last year's Mr. Irrelevant David Vobora ...

    Vobora started the season strong with nice outings in the first two games of the season, only to be setback by his suspension ...

    He has again played fairly strong football the past three weeks. Vobora has a motor that doesn't stop. While this does cause him to overpursue on occasion, I have noticed that Vobora has a knack for finding his way into the opposing backfield. He has 5 tackles for loss in 8 games, and another 4 tackles resulting in a runner being stopped for no gain. Vobora is a great wrap-up tackler, and rarely lets a ball carrier get free when in the grasp ...

    Vobora does need to improve in coverage, where he has been average, but by no means a liability ...

    Overall, Vobora has been doing a very solid job in my opinion. He's a tough nosed hard hitting player who could definitely figure into the future as a starting LB here ....

    J. Lau and Vobora, paired with a very fast, rangy LB on the weakside, along with a wide body up front, could be a very solid group for us in the future ...

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    Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

    I have been noticing him too for a few weeks now.

    Chemistry is happening in there. Some celebrating going on when some big stops are made.... I like it.
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    • #3
      Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

      Originally posted by UtterBlitz View Post
      I have been noticing him too for a few weeks now.

      Chemistry is happening in there. Some celebrating going on when some big stops are made.... I like it.
      Yes I think we could be a great player if continued to be allowed a chance and development to progress....

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      • #4
        Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

        How the times do change.....

        Just a few months ago, the LB corp was a filled with a bunch of WILL backers (Draft, Spoon, Pisa). Now, all of a sudden it appears the only true long-term question mark is the WILL.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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        • #5
          Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

          Agreed. I was going to make a post on this too.

          Vobora has a nonstop motor like James Laurinaitis. The chemistry in that linebacking corps is getting better. These guys are both REALLY young, so it'll only improve. In this draft, we need to look at getting another one, to complete our group.

          This defense will be exciting for years to come.

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          • #6
            Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

            To say I was 100% sold on Vobora would be a lie. I want to see consistent play out of the man, and over time, hopefully he won't get suspended again ...

            With that said, he looks to be a 7th round steal. He had a 5th round grade if I recall correctly, and that's right in that area where you can get a solid SLB ...

            If he continues to grow, I'll be very happy. He's got the fire and motor to be a player ...

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            • #7
              Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

              I love how young the D is. Think about how young and how good this group could be after this up coming draft
              Up front- Long, Ryan, (Suh,McCoy) very rare talent, need another end
              LB- Vobora, J-Lau, need a Will
              Sec- Bartell, OJ, Butler, (maybe fletcher)

              Very young and loads of potential imo!!!

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              • #8
                Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

                Originally posted by GolfnRAMFAN View Post
                I love how young the D is. Think about how young and how good this group could be after this up coming draft
                Up front- Long, Ryan, (Suh,McCoy) very rare talent, need another end
                LB- Vobora, J-Lau, need a Will
                Sec- Bartell, OJ, Butler, (maybe fletcher)

                Very young and loads of potential imo!!!
                I agree totally, I'm not worried about the D at all I think we will progress just fine ... the offense is what scares me....! I just don't want to turn into the Ravens

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                • #9
                  Re: David Vobora could be one answer on the outside ...

                  Give the guy some time and I think he's going to develop into a solid LB. He better, I'm tired of all these bum draft picks lol.

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                  • tomahawk247
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                    When it was time to choose a college, David did not have a lot of options. He was not offered a scholarship from the state’s Division 1 power houses, Oregon or Oregon State, nor was he offered a scholarship from any other PAC 10 school. But despite the lack of interest, Vobora always wanted to play at the highest level so when the University of Idaho offered him a full scholarship to play football, he jumped at the opportunity.

                    “Coming out of high school I had a lot of Division 1AA offers; I went to Idaho and got an opportunity to develop.” Vobora said. “I got an opportunity to play and I made some plays.”

                    Vobora’s collegiate career was defined by a series of events. Throughout his time in college, the football team only won nine games, coaches were in and out, and players came and went. One Vobora most remembers and continues to hold close to his heart was the loss of a teammate and friend to gun violence during Vobora’s freshmen year.

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                    Should he guys?

                    David Vobora is a bit underrated IMO. He isn't a superstar by any means, and he still has a lot of room for improvement, but his career alone has been admirable.

                    To be the last pick of an NFL Draft, and then working his way into the starting line-up? I think he has got some potential.

                    He plays the run well, and has pretty good awareness against the pass too.


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                    Nice little report there. I feel Vobora could stick as the starting SLB, especially with the holes the team has elsewhere. Improve the DL in front of him and i think he can do a solid job for us.
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