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 by PARAM
4 weeks ago
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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
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The Rams have assembled a very talented offense with respect to skill positions. They have assembled a very talented defense around Aaron Donald. But they still need a few pieces on the D side and they certainly need some more depth, if not another starter on the O line. How high is the OL need vs. the D side need? I suppose it depends on how McVay and Snead view it as well as how they view Aaron Kromer.

In Buffalo and Chicago Kromer took rookies and successfully inserted them in the starting lineup. With the Bills it was John Miller (3rd rd) and Sentreal Henderson (7th rd). With the Bears it was Kyle Long (1st Rd) and Jordan Mills (5th Rd). Both teams had good running backs and successful run games. I can't help but believe, though it would be nice to grab a big ugly early, they don't feel the need with Kromer's abilities to get the most out of lower round picks.

It might be a good idea to make him assistant head coach so nobody grabs him away from the Rams. OL coaches like that are hard to find.

 by CanuckRightWinger
3 weeks ago
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Canada   VANCOUVER, BC
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I keep repeating it Pennsylvania......over and over.....IE. even with all that Offensive "skill position talent".....Cooks, Woods, Reynolds, Gurley, Anderson et al......we scored a measly 3 points in SBLIII.

AND THAT WAS BECAUSE OUR HIGHLY-TOUTED OLINE GOT PUSHED AROUND AND COULDN'T GET OUR RUNNING GAME GOING, COULDN'T GIVE GOFF ENOUGH PROTECTION, COULDN'T MOVE THE CHAINS......EVIDENCE: NINE PUNTS AND VERY FEW FIRST DOWNS!! :cry2:

BTW, I am still with you regarding Garrett Bradbury at #31. :idea2: :arrow2: 8-)

 by ramsman34
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Enemy Territory - Seattle
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Bradbury is very similar in measurables to B. Allen. His "short" arms say he is best suited at playing C, like Allen. So then, if both these guys are centers and have too short arm length to play guard, why would we draft Bradbury? wouldn't we be better off drafting a tru OG who can cross train at OC and e an interior swing guy if he isn't the 2019 starter replacing Blythe? Or does everyone think Bradbury is a huge upgrade over Allen? He is "rated" higher: instant NFL starter (6.12 grade) to Allen's projection as a back-up (5.26 grade). But Allen has had a year with Kromer and valuable practice reps.

Can either be successful at RG? We need to upgrade Blythe.

 by Elvis
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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A lot of mocks have us going with either Bradbury or McCoy there...

 by JackPMiller
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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I like to get a bigger Guard. We need to get Austin Blythe out of the RG position. Also, when Whitworth retires, we need to fill the LG position as well, because Noteboom, will be the LT.

 by snackdaddy
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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Its possible Bradbury will be out of play if they trade down. Adam Shefter reported teams have been in contact with the Rams about their #31 pick. There's a rumor that has Denver offering their #41 and a 3rd. If there is any truth to that I'd go for it.

 by snackdaddy
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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JackPMiller wrote:I like to get a bigger Guard. We need to get Austin Blythe out of the RG position. Also, when Whitworth retires, we need to fill the LG position as well, because Noteboom, will be the LT.


I've noticed you aren't sold on Blythe. He played pretty well throughout the season. The Superbowl was just a bad game by most everyone on the line. They just got outcoached by a Hall of Fame coach who's been to 9 Superbowls. It happens. Believe me, we could do a lot worse than Blythe.

 by PARAM
3 weeks ago
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Barbados   Just far enough North of Philadelphia
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Bobby Evans was rated fairly high by some....3rd best OT on two lists I saw. David Edwards is a warrior playing through injury. Add to that the 3 UDFA's we signed......Chandler Brewer (G), Vitas Hrynkiewicz (C) and Brandon Hitner (C) and we've got some competition for spots, including backup spots. I like what they did in the draft and after. Plus there's still a possibility they could sign another lineman or two in the second wave of free agency. It's all good IMHO.

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