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  • With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

    There ya go! Discuss!!

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    Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

    Hmm. Smart pick, not a big fan of it though. Can't say Saffold won't help.

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      Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

      Wasn't really expecting that

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      • #4
        Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

        Well see ya Alex Barron!!

        We need weapons but we need to make sure bradford is proteced before

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          Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

          So I would assume this means Barron's gone? Great pick...bookend tackles for our franchise QB.

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          • #6
            Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

            He was coveted by the teams right below us, so that reassures me a bit.

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              Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

              Hopefully he can protect Bradford.


              ♪ R.I.P. Nujabes ♫

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              • #8
                Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                Guess you can put a fork in Barron, HE IS DONE!

                Smart pick, not flashy, but hey have to protect "The Franchise"

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                  Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                  The one thing that worries me is that he's a LT. What if he becomes like Barron and becomes a LT only player, that can't play at RT?

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                  • #10
                    Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                    Fantastic pick. Helps really make this O-Line a strength and gives Bradford the best possible chance to succeed in his 1st season.

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                    • #11
                      Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                      Very good pick, not flashy but very smart. Bye, bye Alex you won't be missed

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                      • #12
                        Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                        I don't like how we aren't picking a mauler for the right side. Saffold is good, but he's a bit lean and smaller than I'd like.

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                          Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                          If you're going to spend $50 million guaranteed on a QB, you've got to protect him. Saffold could be plugged in at either position on the right side and gives the Rams the freedom to move Barron if they get an offer they like. Not flashy, but Saffold could have easily snuck into the first round to a team like Indianapolis.

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                          • #14
                            Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                            I really like this.

                            When we picked Sam we needed to protect him. Yes weapons are needed but I like this one.

                            We might have picked a very expensive right tackle last year, considering Saffold is more of a LT. But the main thing is that with what they want to establish here (power running, WCO) Jason Smith is better suited at RT.

                            Go Steven Jackson as focal point of our offense for one more year!

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                              Re: With the 33rd pick of the draft, the Rams select Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana

                              Love this pick. Apparently according to the NFLNetwork guys, he was the highest rated leftover OL in the draft. Billy is doing it the right way. Build a great O-Line and have your QB do the work. Maybe ship Alex B to the Giants for Osi or to Was for Haynesworth?

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                              • Nick
                                ESPN's Gonzalez: Rams expected to keep OL Saffold
                                by Nick
                                Alden Gonzalez‏Verified account @Alden_Gonzalez 14s15 seconds ago
                                Yes, by the way, Rodger Saffold is staying. He is not expected to be a cap casualty. Rams' best offensive lineman last year.
                                -03-09-2017, 07:34 AM
                              • Rambos
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                                by Rambos
                                Rodger Saffold - T - Rams

                                The National Football Post's Dan Pompei reports the Rams are not interested in trading RT Rodger Saffold.
                                Saffold, a 35-game starter at left tackle, was initially a bit disgruntled over the team's decision to move him to right tackle after the signing of LT Jake Long. Things have reportedly "calmed down," and that showed with Saffold's decision to show up to voluntary workouts last week. Pompei adds that the "expectation" is Saffold will be a Ram for a "long time."
                                -04-21-2013, 07:54 AM
                              • Trevor
                                Roger Saffold.
                                by Trevor
                                Should the Rams give up on him? PFF has Joe Barksdale rated as the number 1 RT in the NFL. Surprising but remember that he lined up against JJ Watt and he didn't have a sack.
                                -10-16-2013, 05:18 AM
                              • eldfan
                                Rams' OT Rodger Saffold deserves your rookie of the year praise too
                                by eldfan
                                Rams' OT Rodger Saffold deserves your rookie of the year praise too



                                Joe Mahoney - AP .
                                St. Louis Rams LT Rodger Saffold is having a stellar rookie season.


                                St. Louis Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford has a lock on the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, barring some sort of Kafka-esque false accusation based on his time wearing this mustache.

                                Without a doubt, Bradford really deserves the award, but another rookie is having a stellar year for the Rams and without his performance Bradford's just wouldn't be what it is either: LT Rodger Saffold. SI's Peter King made a nice mention of Saffold's work this season in his Monday Morning Quarterback column.

                                Here's King:

                                But almost as impressive at his position has been Bradford's road-trip roommate Rodger Saffold of Indiana, who was chosen with the first pick of the second round -- the first pick of the second day of the draft -- and who, entering Sunday's victory at Arizona, had allowed only two sacks in 11 games. "I thought it was one,'' Saffold said the other day. "I'm pretty sure it's one. Stylez White of Tampa. That's it.'' The Rams have him down for a second, but let's not quibble.




                                He then relates an anecdote from Steve Spagnuolo noting that once the Rams saw Saffold was available with the Rams' first pick of the second round, they did not seriously entertain trade offers. That's probably a good thing.

                                Compare Saffold's rookie season to the other offensive tackles selected this year, or even last year. Russell Okung has played well, when he's been on the field and not dealing with injuries. Go back a year, and Jason Smith is doing as well or better than the other OTs picked in the draft, and he's playing on the right side.

                                Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey and ***** LG Mike Iupati are also getting mentions in the ROY vote - nothing like Bradford, obviously - but given the results Saffold has shown at the challenging left tackle position, the Rams rookie deserves as much if not more consideration.

                                Plenty of draft watchers and fans scratched their heads when the Rams picked Saffold; "they already have two starting tackles," they said. The pick stunned even more people given the Rams' needs and the players still available at that point.

                                Hindsight being 20/20, does anyone think the Rams would be where they are this season if Alex Barron were still protecting the blind side?
                                -12-06-2010, 11:26 AM
                              • MauiRam
                                No holdout coming from Saffold over switch to RT
                                by MauiRam
                                By Jim Thomas

                                No, Rodger Saffold isn’t happy about his impending switch to right tackle for the Rams. But those close to Saffold insist he won’t be a malcontent and won’t be a holdout.

                                Saffold will participate in the Rams’ official offseason conditioning program, which starts Monday, although technically participation is “voluntary.” And as long as he’s a Ram, he’ll be there for minicamps, OTAs, training camp and the preseason.

                                He will do what he has to do to protect his contract, which means playing out the 2013 season to the best of his ability under the last year of the contract he signed as a second-round draft choice out of Indiana University in 2010.

                                It’s unclear if Saffold has formally requested a trade from the Rams. But at the very least, Saffold’s representatives have let the Rams know that Saffold wouldn’t be opposed to a trade, according to league sources.

                                At the moment, however, the Rams have all the leverage and Saffold has none. If the Rams have no desire to trade Saffold, he has no option but to play out the 2013 season and finish out his contract. And that could very well be how things end up.

                                Long before the Rams brought in free-agent left tackle Jake Long for a visit and ultimately signed him, the Rams have consistently indicated that re-signing Saffold was a priority. They like him as a player, and like how he played down the stretch last season.

                                But business is business, and when the Rams saw an opportunity to add a four-time Pro Bowler (Long) to help protect quarterback Sam Bradford, they leaped at the chance. Those close to Saffold said he felt blindsided by the news that Long, the former Miami Dolphin, was visiting St. Louis. Saffold didn’t know about the visit until Long had arrived in St. Louis for his visit.

                                Saffold knew he would be switched to the right side if Long signed with the Rams. Long, of course, ended up signing a four-year, $34 million contract. So barring injury, Saffold will not have the opportunity to play the position of his choice in 2013.

                                Early indications from the Rams are that they are not interested in trading Saffold. Interestingly, the Rams have had visits or have visits scheduled with three draft prospects that play offensive tackle: Alabama’s D.J. Fluker was in last week, Florida State’s Menelik Watson was in Tuesday and Virginia’s Oday Aboushi has an upcoming visit.

                                All three are projected as right tackles.

                                If the Rams drafted any of those three, would that make them more likely to trade Saffold? Almost all of the top free agents at tackle are off the market. That leaves a half-dozen or so NFL teams possibly looking for help at left tackle: Arizona, Buffalo, Detroit, Miami, New Orleans and San Diego. Once the top three or four tackles are gone in the draft, there may be a couple of teams still looking for help as the first round winds...
                                -04-09-2013, 11:17 PM
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