St. Louis Rams Select Jason Smith

Aaron Weinberg from NextSeasonSports has once again asked us to participate in a 2009 Mock Draft. Below is our current selection and article that will appear on their site:
The St. Louis  Rams have the number two pick in the 2009 NFL draft, which can be quite costly. The Rams under Steve Spagnuolo are moving quickly in the direction they wish to go. In 2008 character was a strong issue for Billy Devaney. I believe character as well as Spagnuolo wanting bigger, stronger NFC East type players will be a large factor in this year’s draft. Previously I thought Michael Crabtree would be a great pick for the Rams, and with Torry Holt asking for his exit from the Rams that pick would still make sense. However since putting up remarkable numbers in 2008; 93 catches for 1135 yards and 18 touchdowns Crabtree is now having size, speed, and injury issues. These issues make him a big risk at #2, a risk the Rams probably will not be willing to take. Most teams do not rebuild a franchise by drafting a QB. This week a league source stated, the Rams are “trying like hell” to trade Orlando Pace. With that being said we now believe the Rams will change course and select Jason Smith, OT from Baylor. Smith is 6-5, 305 and has tremendous footwork having previously been a TE. The tackle position right now is a crap shoot; Smith has had a knee injury and previously played TE so he is not as experienced as some. Andre Smith has character issues and appears too slow to play left tackle. Eugene Monroe has also had knee problems. That leaves Michael Oher the main character of the best-selling book by Michael Lewis titled The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. The list of issues for Oher may be many but on field it appears he may be a better Guard prospect. So this week we will select Jason Smith for the St. Louis Rams.

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  • RAMpage Reading

    bartell surprised me i think he is a player

  • Stlvinnie

    Bartell was quite possibly the best player on the Rams last year. Hopefully he can get stronger on making a play on the ball as well in 09′

  • Johnny Tucker

    i dont see the rams taking jason smith in the first round. i think they need to go with crabtree because when they drafted donnie avery he was hurt. so i think they should get a OT in the 2nd round.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    johnny trucker i agree…… can get o-line  in the 2nd  and 3rd???? but i would say you can get good wrs in the 2nd and 3rd as well. i would never take a wr in the first cause they take 2-3 years to develop on the nfl level. go D……curry!!!!!!  you’ll never go wrong. he’d be a great combo with long and spags would be the right coach  to develop him. a match made in heaven…..i bet spags takes him????

  • Stlvinnie

    I still really do not know what they may do. With Pace and Holt gone things have changed. The O-line still needs some help. The Rams are not going 14-2 in 09′ so time to rebuild the line I would think however they could get Curry and try to get someone like Britton in the 2nd round.

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