JT Talking Draft


Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas does his weekly chat every Tuesday, and this one is probably the most fun for me to read with the draft coming up in two days. For those of you who just can’t get enough of Rams’ draft talk, head over to STLToday.com after you get done here to check out the chat with JT in its entirety. There were numerous interesting things said in the chat, and here are a few of my favorites.

JT thinks the Rams are highly likely to trade down on Thursday, assuming Julio Jones isn’t available at 14. In fact, he said that he would put the percentage at about 70. That’s awfully high, especially considering he put the percentage of the team staying at 14 at just 15. I am all in favor of trading down if Jones is gone, so this was music to my ears. This also gives support to the rumors that the Rams are highly interested in Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph, which I am starting to hear from numerous sources.

Speaking of receivers, there were several questions about some of the second-round guys in the chat, and JT appears to be leaning towards Maryland’s Torrey Smith if the team decides to take one there. I am a big fan of Smith, and I would be fine with him, but I still think I like Jon Baldwin and Leonard Hankerson a little better.

Daniel Thomas’s name was mentioned as a guy the Rams seem to like, which was also music to my ears. Many of you know how big a fan I am of Thomas, and probably the biggest disappointment of the Combine for me was not seeing him work out. I would love to see Thomas in St. Louis, and it sounds like the Rams feel about the same as I do.

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  • Patrick

    Rudolph would assumably be an upgrade, but they invested in TE last year…what would they do regarding TEs on roster? Here are the late round receivers I wouldn’t mind trying: Stephen Burton (West Texas A&M), Ronald Johnson (USC), or Kris Durham (Georgia). The only problem is they need WR1 more than depth at that position.

    • http://twitter.com/RamblinFan Justin Stine

      I don’t think TE is a position of need for this team, by my feeling is that Rudolph would be used more on the outside if the team does in fact take him. As far as late WR’s go, I think the only way we take a late-round guy is if he can help in the return game and the team feels they can develop him along the way. A guy like Jock Sanders might fit that mold.