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  • With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati

    Very happy with this pick. Before draft, some mocks had him round two! STEAL.

  • #2
    Bradford and Company: Mardy Gilyard Newest Member

    Rams just selected Mardy Gilyard in the fourth round.


    • #3
      Re: Bradford and Company: Mardy Gilyard Newest Member

      That's a good pick right there. I've always liked him but I wasn't sure what round he'd go in. I'm glad he's a Ram.
      Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


      • #4
        Re: Welcome Mardy Gilyard

        More support for Bradford, I like the pick. We need some YAC.
        A defeated look of consternation, dissappointment, or even pain. The name derives from the look one often gets when challenged by a large BM.


        • #5
          Re: Bradford and Company: Mardy Gilyard Newest Member

          Didn't actually think he would last till here.

          Good pick, will need some work as do most of our recievers.....


          • #6
            Re: Welcome Mardy Gilyard

            If he was a projected 2nd rounder fine, but I hadn't heard of him before. I thought we really needed a TE more than a WR, but it's not like we have a pro bowl WR core either.
            I believe!:ram:


            • #7
              Re: Welcome Mardy Gilyard

              why not hernandez, we need a pass-catching TE


              • #8
                With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati

                Rams add another offensive weapon, discuss!


                • #9
                  Re: Bradford and Company: Mardy Gilyard Newest Member

                  love the pcik


                  • #10
                    Re: Bradford and Company: Mardy Gilyard Newest Member

                    agree...he`s a good player...well done Rams..

                    i wonder who will be let go after this out of our current wideouts...i think Burton..Foster hasnt had a chance yet through injury and was drafted by this you`d think they`d give him a chance when healthy.


                    • #11
                      Re: Welcome Mardy Gilyard

                      The answer to why not hernandez is that the rams had gilyard rated higher and we certainly need help at wide receiver in addition to tight end.

                      ramming speed to all

                      general counsel


                      • #12
                        Re: With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnat

                        Nick, your thoughts on gilyard? I know he was on Av's short list.

                        ramming speed to all

                        general counsel


                        • #13
                          Re: With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnat

                          I think if Griffen is still in the 5th round we should just take a shot at him. Big Risk Big Reward in my opinion. The reason he's slipped is because of his work ethic but I'd say if anyone can motivate a DE, it's Spags.
                          Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


                          • #14
                            Re: With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnat

                            Im in love with this pick. First we grab a talented and quick WR. He can also return punts and kicks.

                            Also, im sure one of the good TE's left in there will drop to the fifth. Perhaps Dennis Pitta? I sure hope so!


                            • #15
                              Re: With the 99th pick in the NFL Draft, the Rams select Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnat

                              I hope they plan on addressing defense besides corner soon. Our defensive line really sucks right now. I think I would have rather seen Griffen doubt he makes it to the 5th round, but Gillyard is explosive. 6 picks left hopefully we find some diamond in the rough players.
                              Aim high Willis, Aim High!


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                              • tomahawk247
                                Rams rookie Gilyard robbed at gunpoint
                                by tomahawk247
                                St. Louis Rams rookie receiver Mardy Gilyard, a fourth-round pick out of the University of Cincinnati, was robbed at gunpoint near the Cincinnati campus Monday night.

                                WLWT reports that Gilyard was walking with another man just after 9:30 p.m. when two men approached, one holding a gun. Gilyard had a $500 necklace and $90 in cash taken from him.

                                Police have made no arrests, and no one was injured. There's no word on whether Gilyard, who was a star player for the Bearcats, was specifically targeted in the robbery.

                                Taken from PFT
                                Glad he escaped without any injuries
                                -05-18-2010, 08:40 AM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Gilyard Practiced With Team In Arizona
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                From Rotoworld:

                                Rams WR Mardy Gilyard has begun practicing with teammates at players-only offseason workouts. Gilyard was in Arizona last weekend working out with his fellow Rams. Last year's No. 99 overall pick had come under some fire for sitting out player-organized activities on the heels of a dismal rookie season. He'll still face an uphill climb toward a roster spot in a year of offensive transition for St. Louis. Jun 15, 3:32 PM
                                -06-18-2011, 02:16 PM
                              • Varg6
                                Rams rookie Mardy Gilyard goes from 'Rags to Riches'
                                by Varg6
                                Per Yahoo

                                By Chris Chase

                                Four years ago, Mardy Gilyard(notes) had his athletic scholarship revoked, was working four jobs in order to pay a $10,000 debt to the school and spent his nights homeless in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Now, he's an NFL wide receiver.

                                After being kicked out of the University of Cincinnati for academic reasons following his freshman year, Gilyard wanted to return home to Florida, a move which likely would have ended his football career. His mom and older brother convinced him to stay in Ohio, though, and Gilyard says during that stretch he grew up from the "knucklehead, arrogant, cocky, immature" kid he was. He worked four jobs (including as a pizza delivery man and door-to-door knife salesman) in order to fulfill his financial obligation to the school, a decision which paid off when new Coach Brian Kelly(notes) reinstated him to the team. Gilyard left the Bearcats as the all-time leading receiver in school history.

                                The offense-deficient Rams selected him with the first pick in the fourth round of last month's draft and expect the smooth route-runner to contribute this year alongside fellow rookie Sam Bradford(notes). Gilyard also returned punts during last weekend's minicamp.

                                Give me a guy like Gilyard any day over a player with more talent but questionable work ethic. Success and failure in the NFL has much less to do with 40 times and bench press reps than it does with wanting it and knowing what it takes to get it. Gilyard could have turned his back on his debt, moved home and harbored delusions of making the NFL without ever really working for it. Instead, he lived in a car, paid off the money he owed, got back in the good graces of Cincinnati and earned his spot in the NFL.
                                "I went from rags to riches," he told USA Today.

                                "It just showed I'm a hard worker and that I could fight through adversity. That's all the game of football is: It's about fighting through adversity."

                                If that's the case, Gilyard should have a long and prosperous career in the front of him.
                                -05-12-2010, 05:58 AM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Gilyard Shows Perseverance
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                Gilyard shows perseverance

                                BY JIM THOMAS

                                Mardy Gilyard did a little bit of everything waiting for his name to be called during the NFL draft. He watched some of the draft coverage on TV. He went outside to relax with his family. Played with his dog. Went fishing.

                                But Round 1 on Thursday, and Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, came and went without his name called. When he finally got the call Saturday morning, he was about to go crabbing.


                                "Crabbing is an old school way of catching crabs," Gilyard said Saturday in a conference call with St. Louis reporters. "I'm from the backwoods, and we're country folk back here. ... Chicken necks (as bait), string and netting — just kind of catching crabs.

                                "We're actually throwing a big party for me here in a couple hours, so I've got to be the man to bring back some crabs. Everybody loves seafood."

                                Everybody loves a good human interest story, too, and that's Gilyard, the University of Cincinnati wide receiver drafted in the fourth round by the Rams.

                                Less than four months earlier, Gilyard had related some of his experiences growing up to reporters attending the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, once breaking down into tears. He grew up in poverty and with an allegedly abusive father in Bunnell, Fla., a tiny town near the northeast coast of Florida.

                                They ate mayonnaise sandwiches. And syrup sandwiches. Took their cereal with water when there was no milk. And when there was milk, sometimes added sugar to it for added flavor. Gilyard said he was so skinny he was "like a lollipop."

                                At times the electricity was shut off because the bills weren't paid. But with the help of his mother, Viola Gilyard Crudup, and his older brother Otis (now a Flagler County, Fla., police officer), Gilyard got through. All the way through to a football scholarship far away from home in Ohio.

                                But there were struggles and heartache in Cincinnati as well. Following his freshman season in 2005, Gilyard had his scholarship pulled because of academic problems. Unable to afford tuition and housing, Gilyard worked three jobs: construction, pizza delivery and selling cutlery door-to-door. For months, he slept in a car.

                                By the fall of '07 he had righted himself, was back in school, and back on the team. The rest is, well, Bearcats history. As a junior in '08, Gliyard was named All-Big East Conference as a receiver and a returner, catching 82 passes for a school-record 1,276 yards and scoring two touchdowns on kickoff returns.

                                As a senior last fall, Gilyard was an All-American, finishing second nationally in all-purpose yards, averaging 206.9 a game. He caught a school-record 87 passes for 1,191 yards, and added two more TDs on kickoff returns and another TD on a punt return.
                                -04-26-2010, 10:34 PM
                              • Rambunctious
                                Gilyard article
                                by Rambunctious
                                He sure isn't talking like a one and done.

                                Can't lock out Gilyard

                                UC alum preps for 2nd NFL season

                                By Spencer Dennis | TNR Contributor
                                Published: Sunday, May 8, 2011
                                Updated: Sunday, May 8, 2011 13:05

                                Mardy Gilyard, the most decorated wideout in Bearcat football history and the 99th selection of the 2010 draft, remembers his proverbial "Welcome to the NFL" hit.
                                He knows it came in week two against the Oakland Raiders, but not who the culprit was.
                                "To [be] honest, I don't even know [who hit me]," Gilyard said. "I just knew it was a truck."
                                The former first-team all-American posted a disappointing rookie campaign in which caught just six passes for 63 yards. Gilyard received a signing bonus worth more than $500,000 for signing his four-year, $2.3 million contract with the St. Louis Rams.
                                With his near-future secure, Gilyard is focused on crafting his game while avoiding the distractions that come with being a rich, young pro.
                                "You have all this money now, all this fame now," Gilyard said. "All of a sudden you're a celebrity overnight and everyone wants a piece of you."
                                On the rare occasion that Gilyard does have free time, he prefers the company of veteran teammates. Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Fred "Feezy" Robbins and pro-bowl running back Steven "Jebediah" Jackson.
                                "I pluck a lot of veteran's brains," Gilyard said "Fred Robbins, [who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants], I call him ‘Feezy.' Stephen Jackson, I call him ‘Jebediah' because he looks so old school. These guys are not going to lead me astray because they have the best interest of the team in mind."
                                Gilyard has not approached his conditioning any differently because of the looming 2011 lockout including hitting the gym instead of attending draft parties.
                                "That [lockout] is too complicated," Gilyard said. "I don't know anything about it."
                                While he did not watch the draft, he did take note of the Rams drafting receivers in the third and fourth round.
                                "[It's the] same way in college. You have freshman that come in every year," Gilyard said. "[St. Louis] had a nice draft class and I'm excited for when those guys come in, because we want to win now. That's our mentality."
                                Gilyard has been training in a gym —near his home in St. Louis— seven days a week, typically arriving at 7 a.m. His regiment is mainly focused on strengthening an injured wrist that bothered him throughout his first NFL season.
                                "I [hurt my wrist] before I even went into rookie camp," Gilyard said. "I slipped and fell back home. It was hurt [pretty...
                                -05-10-2011, 07:44 AM