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2019 Draft: With 70th pick, Rams select DARRELL HENDERSON, RB, MEMPHIS

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  • #16
    I see real value with this player at #70. I do not see Henderson as a relief, but a complement; imagine BOTH he and Gurley in the backfield together, with one (or both!), splitting out pre-snap. Henderson will play as a hybrid Sproles type, and he has the speed and quickness burn defenses.


    • #17
      Sounds like a plan Omaha. I am already envisioning Darrell Henderson emulating CJ Anderson.

      'Emulating' for now at least. Wishful thinking that is.


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      • MauiRam
        A Little Closer Look at Keith Toston ..
        by MauiRam
        East-West Shrine Game: Keith Toston (Oklahoma State) showed a well rounded game today. He stays low, showing great patience and vision every time he carries the ball, as he smoothly glides across the field while getting five-seven yard carries regularly in practice today. He is a very agile back, and can maneuver his way through trash at the line of scrimmage. His feet are outstanding and he runs under control even though he can make ankle-breaking cuts on a dime. Toston even showed some toughness today because Chris Thomas (DB - Air Force) was crushing players today, but he could not make Toston lose his feet. His low center of gravity and balance was surely making NFL scouts drool. – Draft Guys (01.20.10)

        East-West Shrine Game: Keith Toston (Oklahoma State) impressed me once again with his lightning quick stutter step. His leg drive after contact and his ball security was top notch as several defenders were trying to strip the ball away from him but to no avail. He has great body control and balance. Toston spun away from contact, and then used an arm bar to keep Dexter Davis away. He also has the ability to spin when trying to pick up extra yardage after already being wrapped up. Even though he’s not the biggest back he does run with adequate “pop”. It’s advisable not to blink when Toston is on the field because he can get to the second level in a hurry. – Draft Guys (01.19.10)

        East-West Shrine Game: Keith Toston (Oklahoma State) was the most explosive running back on the West team. He showed good quickness after the handoff, and good inside/out ability. Toston would not try to bounce his runs outside, but when he was in the second level of the defense he’d cut towards the sidelines and turn on the speed; solid footwork and natural instincts for running the football. – Draft Guys (01.18.10)

        Quote from Oklahoma State Cowboy Football :

        Keith Toston
        Height / Weight:
        6-0 / 214

        A senior running back coming off a very productive junior season ... A physical but fast runner ... Should end his career firmly entrenched on OSU's career rushing charts ... Has 1,507 career rushing yards entering 2009 ... Averages 6.1 yards per rush for his career ... Has 16 career rushing touchdowns to rank No. 13 all-time at OSU in that category ... Has three career 100-yard rushing games, including two in 2008 ... Overcame a season-ending injury in 2007 to become an important offensive weapon in 2008.

        2008 (Junior): Averaged 6.7 yards per rush as a junior with nine scores ... His yards per carry led all OSU running backs ... Ran for more than 100 yards in consecutive games with 132 yards and two scores against Missouri State (on just 11 carries), and 114 yards and two touchdowns against Troy ... Ran nine times for 59 yards against Texas A&M ... Scored a TD in six games ... Ran for 78 yards and two scores against...
        -05-31-2010, 11:08 AM
      • RamsFan16
        Some Steven Jackson info. I was board
        by RamsFan16
        From: NFL: 2004 Draft Profiles


        Like most franchise backs, Jackson seems to thrive when allowed to carry the bulk of the offensive load … The two-time All-American posted fantastic numbers in 2003 … His career at OSU ended after three seasons, becoming the first Beaver player in history with eligibility remaining to enter the NFL Draft … In 36 games, he carried 743 times for 3,625 yards (4.9 avg.) and 39 touchdowns while adding 680 yards and six scores on 66 catches (10.3 avg.) and 240 yards with a touchdown on seven kickoff returns (34.3 avg.) … His 4,545 all-purpose yards rank second in school history behind Ken Simonton (5,606, 1998-2001) … Also ranks second to Simonton (366) on the school's all-time scoring list with 276 points … His 3,625 yards rushing rank 10th in Pac-10 Conference annals … Ran for over 100 yards in 19 contests.

        Positives: Has an athletic, highly chiseled body with good overall upper and lower body muscle development … Shows an explosive burst off the snap to get up the holes and has the speed to accelerate to the second level and break away for a long run … Displays above average balance as a runner, showing the change of direction agility to make the first tackler miss … His outside speed and body control allows him to turn it up when racing around the corner … Will slam it hard up the gut on inside runs, keeping his pad level low and shoulders squared while securely protecting the ball … Despite his size, his hip swerve and quick twitch moves gets him through even the smallest of seams … Very effective receiver on swings and screens, showing natural hands and body control to make adjustments on the ball … Maintains concentration and has good upper body flexibility going for the pass at its high point (won't flinch when getting hit) … Willing blocker who will face up to the defender, displaying a good leg base and anchor … Keeps his shoulders square through the holes and has the elusive burst to move through the piles … Not afraid to take on tacklers, displaying a strong stiff-arm that can rock the opponent back (one of the best stiff-arm techniques in college).

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      • RamsFanSam
        With the 211th overall pick in the draft, the Rams select Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Texas
        by RamsFanSam
        Analysis to follow soon.

        Height: 6'0"
        Weight: 220
        College: Texas
        Conference: Big 12
        Hometown: Missouri City, TX
        High School: Strake Jesuit
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        Combine Results:
        40 Yard Dash : 4.65 seconds
        Bench Press : 19.0 reps
        Vertical Jump : 35.0 inches
        Broad Jump : 11.0 inches
        3 Cone Drill : 6.85 seconds
        20 Yard Shuttle : 4.29 seconds

        One of the better stories in college football, Ogbonnaya finally got his chance to shine after Jamaal Charles declared for the 2008 draft. He entered his senior season having carried the ball only 66 times in three years and switching from tailback to receiver and back multiple times.

        In Texas' Colt McCoy-driven offense (the quarterback was the leading passer and rusher), Ogbonnaya only managed 73 rushes for 373 yards and four scores n 2008, but his 46 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns also caught scouts' eyes. His play on coverage units also makes him a draft-able prospect. Had an arm span of 31 5/8 inches and a hand span of 9 7/8 inches at the combine.

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        Coached by Ron Counter at Strake Jesuit ... Three-year letterman who helped his team post a 27-5 record during that time ... A versatile athlete who was Strake Jesuit's leading rusher, receiver and defensive back in helping his squad to a 9-2 mark as a senior ... Made 20 catches for 500 yards and four touchdowns with 270 yards rushing and two TDs that year ... Caught 22 passes for 530 yards and eight TDs with 500 yards rushing and eight more TDs as a junior ... Also returned a kickoff for a TD that year ... Led his team to an 8-3 record as a junior ... Earned Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year honors that season ... Also had 57 tackles, three TFL and eight PBUs as a cornerback in 2002 ... Made four receptions for 115 yards and ran for a 70-yard TD vs. Bay City as a junior ... Had 30 receptions for 600 yards and 10 TDs and added five interceptions from his cornerback spot for a 10-0 squad his sophomore year ... Lettered in basketball for two years and was a senior captain ... Also lettered in track & field for three years....
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      • Nick
        #4b 2008 NFL DRAFT RAMS PICK (Round 4, 128th overall): Keenan Burton, WR, Kentucky
        by Nick

        When Keenan Burton was out of the lineup with assorted injuries -- knee, foot and ankle -- during his career, the Wildcats were a different team.

        Back from injury, Burton had a banner junior season. Burton became just the third player in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season (1,036) in 2006 and is also the third Wildcat to ever amass over 2,000 receiving yards in a career. His 12 touchdown receptions in 2006 rank second on the school's single-season record list. He also set another Kentucky record by catching at least two touchdown passes in four consecutive games (Mississippi State, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Louisiana-Monroe).

        At DuPont Manual High School, Burton excelled as a quarterback and safety. He earned first-team All-State from the Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal and was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 seniors in the state during his senior year. He was the sixth-ranked prospect in Kentucky by Super Prep, ranking fifth in the state and among the nation's top fifty defensive backs, according to and Prep Star. He also added All-County and All-District honors as a junior and senior.

        The MVP of the Kentucky/Tennessee HS All-Star Game in the summer of 2003, Burton helped his school reach the Class AAAA state playoffs four consecutive seasons. He started the last three of his four seasons with the team, lining up mostly at quarterback on offense, although he did see some action as a receiver, running back, and kick returner.

        Burton carried the ball 274 times for 1,634 yards (6.0-yard average) and 25 touchdowns during his career. He completed 81 of 226 passes (35.8%) for 1,605 yards and 17 scores. He also recorded 98 tackles, along with 30 pass deflections and 10 interceptions, returning two of those picks for touchdowns, adding another score on a punt return. "Keenan has the quickest first step I've seen in a long time," said Manual High coach Joe Nichols. "He has really deceptive speed and great hands."

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      • Nick
        2017 NFL Draft Round 6 #206: Rams select Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech
        by Nick
        SAM ROGERS

        4.93 SEC
        19 REPS
        32.0 INCH
        114.0 INCH
        7.27 SEC
        4.34 SEC
        11.84 SEC

        30 1/4"
        ARM LENGTH
        9 3/4"

        All you need to know about Rogers is that in his junior year of high school, he dislocated his elbow. Instead of sitting on the sideline for the rest of the season, he moved to linebacker and tight end for the rest of the year. He was a walk-on for Tech in 2013, but he ended up playing in every game and starting two (5-9 rush, 12-78 receiving). Rogers again played in every game, starting six and contributing on offense (32-140 rushing; 20-230, one TD receiving) and special teams (11 tackles). His offensive contributions increased in 2015 (61-260, two TDs rushing; 16-193, two TDs receiving), and rose again in his senior year (67-284, two TDs rushing; 24-301, four TDs receiving) as the Hokies grew to rely on his playmaking skills.

        STRENGTHS A little ball of aggression. Able to play on all three downs. Has experience as ball carrier, pass catcher, pass protector and lead blocker. Can block from multiple sets and formations. Consistently productive for three consecutive years. Low center of gravity provides additional power as a runner. Carries good acceleration and knee bend to his target. Viable play-action pass catching fullback. Gives good effort as a blocker. Able to stuff and seal on down blocks from wingback spot.

        WEAKNESSES Gets over-amped in space as a blocker. Needs to play with less wasted motion and more body control. Second level blocking approach lacks patience at times. Squatty with short arms and struggles to sustain blocks against players with length.


        SOURCES TELL US "He's not going to measure out very well but he's just a good football player. He'll probably be a demon on special teams and I like how versatile he is." -- AFC East regional scout

        BOTTOM LINE NFL size and length is absent from the package, but good luck finding teams who won't admire his versatility and competitiveness. Rogers is a move-blocking fullback with pass-catching ability who can also give you carries in a pinch. His roster flexibility greatly increases his opportunities to have a sustained career.
        -04-29-2017, 01:49 PM