Good question. It looks like the plan is to have Ogletree and Barron play the inside 'backer spots. I wonder, but don't know, if the Rams plan to try Robert Quinn as an outside rush linebacker. It's obvious they need more numbers at linebacker, and perhaps another big body or two up front for the 3-4..
Oh, I think he makes it through this year, but after this year, all bets are off.
Depends on the position. It's a deep year for cornerbacks, safeties, running backs, tight ends. It's a down year for offensive tackles, and a so-so year for wide receiver. The early read is maybe four or five starting-caliber QBs, but probably none that are ideally ready to go on Day 1. Not sure, about off-the-ball linebackers. There is plenty of talent on the defensive line at the top of the draft and edge rushers (which would include 3-4 rush 'backers), but I'm not sure how deep that talent goes. But the draftniks say you have a pretty good chance of finding a starting corner, running back, or tight end in the first three to four rounds.
I guess he's proud of those abs.
Sure, if the Patriots decide to trade the guy.
Every pick wasn't necessarily Fisher's alone, but I get what you're saying. Maybe the Rams lean more on Wade Phillips when it comes to defensive players.. But it seems a certainty that Snead will have more influence.
Obviously retaining Berry was huge. He's still a difference-maker on the field and a strong leader in the locker room from what we hear. I get it on Jamaal Charles. Heck, even Isaac Bruce was released in St. Louis. Father Time is undefeated and untied. Under Dorsey, the Chiefs really seem to like offensive line continuity _ as do all teams in theory _ so keeping a younger talent such as Duvernay-Tardif locked up makes sense. I like the fact that they were proactive on this stuff and didn't let it linger into the start of free agency. As for Dontari Poe, let's see what happens. After the moves on Berry and Duvernay-Tardif, they simply didn't have enough money to franchise Poe.
By the way, running backs now doing their 40s. Unofficially, Dalvin Cook at 4.50, Leonard Fournette at 4.51, Brian Hill (Belleville West) at 4.54 on their first attempts.
It sounds like there's some real interest in Oakland, which could have a real need since L. Murray is a pending free agent.
I kind of though he might surface here at the combine. But haven't seen him or heard that he's here. Maybe he's up in Montana fishing.
Christian McCaffrey went 4.49 unofficially on his first 40.
I guess you could say he's trying to give teams one less reason not to want to sign him/pay him. But I think he made his point. Like many, I was skeptical of Kaepernick's motives when this all started. But I have to say, he has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to donating his own $$$ to various causes and initiatives.
The main value of the combine is the medical information gathered and the team interview process. I think the more you get swayed by what happens in the timing and testing portion of this event _ which is only one day's worth of the Combine experience for each prospect _ the more you get in trouble. I've always felt that at least 90 percent of a player's grade should come from what you see on tape. The production in games. But for certain players, running fast or showing strength in the bench press can help answer questions and make them money.
Given the limited number of skill players on the Rams roster, and the fact that the team just signed him to an extension (you know, at the start of this season), don't think Tavon's going anywhere.
Thanks. As I always say _ baseball town, football nation.
They're first pick comes in the second round, No. 37 overall. Keep in mind, needs will be filled and created before the draft in terms of free agents gained and free agents lost. So that could change the dynamic, and usually does. But as of right now, I'd say wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker. Maybe safety.
Dalvin Cook goes 4.50 on his second run (same as the first).. Leonard Fournette goes 4.52 on his second 40; he was 4.51 on the first.
The Lou Fusz youth soccer program, one of the area's elite soccer programs, has rented Rams Park, which is still in the city's hands until 2024. That's when it would go to Kroenke for $1. St. Louis is currently in court challenging Kroenke's to take over in 2024 based on the fact that he and his NFL team skipped town. As for the Maryland Heights development, and maybe someone can correct me if I' wrong, but I think that project's dead in terms of Kroenke's involvement.
Sorry to cut this short, but another interview session is beginning with the draft prospects. We'll be back to our regular 1 p.m. Tuesday schedule next week _ just in time for free agency!