In the latest Rams chat with beat writer Jim Thomas on STLtoday.com, several players were mentioned as guys the Rams may have had talks about heading into the 2011 NFL Draft. Some of these guys we have already mentioned here at Ramblin’ Fan, and some guys were new to the list. The list is made up of guys who will probably be available in the mid- to -late rounds, and there are some very intriguing names on there. For those of you who haven’t seen the chat, here are some of the names mentioned by Thomas:
WR Jock Sanders, West Virginia; S Jeron Johnson, Boise State; S Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple; OG Will Rackley, Lehigh; WR Raymond Webber, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; OG Keith Williams, Nebraska, LB Mason Foster, Washington ; RB Steven Ridley, LSU.
As for my take, I really like that Sanders, Rackley, Foster, and Ridley were mentioned. Sanders is an exciting receiver, and he will probably be around late or even as a rookie free agent. Rackley is a big boy who is a bit under the radar in my opinion, and Ridley is an interesting guy out of the SEC.
Foster is a player I have slowly fallen in love with, and from what I have heard he is heavily on the Rams’ radar. He is a guy who has seen his stock rise a bit since the end of the season, and I think he would be a great fit here as an OLB. Those interested should certainly remember his name come draft day.
As for the other players, we have already discussed Jarrett here on this blog, and he is still heavily on the radar as well. Johnson is a guy I have heard mentioned a few times, but it’s hard to say how interested the team is. Webber could be another guy who will probably be available as a free agent, and Williams would be a nice late player at the guard position.