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The Rams had seemingly 114 different scenarios that would have made this team better, and the future look bright. Of all the situations none appeared to be wrong. Yet amazingly our GM, Head Coach, and Owner found a way to not just mess up the draft, but royally screw it up. With the sixth pick we could have drafted Claiborne, Floyd, DeCastro, Kirkpatrick, Upshaw, Bradshaw, or even Barron or Riley Reiff. Instead we get the third or fourth best DT on the board, a guy who had 2 tackles in two games against Alabama who put exactly zero OL in the draft this year. This was such a tremendously wasted pick. He will do nothing this year and beyond.

Moving on to Round two we had three opportunities here we could have at 33 drafted Upshaw, Schwartz, Jeffery, or Randle. Instead we draft B. Quick which is fitting because his NFL career is going to B. Quick. Now we finally at 39 draft a DB a guy who spends more time in prison then on the practice field, and a guy we could have drafted in the fifth or sixth round. Missing out on Mike Adams (Both Decastro and Adams went to the Steelers). So we move to 45. Finally the Rams hit, but at no surprise it’s a RB a position we always draft well. Pead is a stud and we need depth behind Jackson.

Now in Round three and four we missed yet again and hit, we draft Johnson Rather than Crawford from Boise St. giving us two subpar DB’s to aid in our team of practice squad losers. Round four we positively nailed with Givens this was a big time pick, he will start and be in the running for rookie of the year that was great pick.

Round five we get an average OL men average at best we could have drafted so many more talented guys yet we wait to get a guy who will probably see the field if the back-ups back-up gets injured he cannot pass protect against speed rushers and that is what he will see every Sunday, speed rushers.  Round six a kicker really? Seriously? I mean REALY!!!!!!!? So we miss out on getting a quality back-up behind as I said he will be when we wasted our first overall pick on, Sam ouch I am injured yet again Bradford. We could have drafted Kellen Moore from Boise St. Yes Kellen Moore he has the same arm strength as Bradford and more velocity because he is not dealing with a reconstructive shoulder. Oh and by the way Kelln Moore is a more accurate passer.

Finally our nightmare ended in round seven with a pick like Brown the LB from Hawaii, not Dennard of Nebraska mind you, no we get Brown, and then with our final pick we select Richardson a good depth guy but, literally the last RB available with any measure of talent it was not needed considering we got Pead already earlier on. This is where we could drafted our kicker.

I give the Rams an F- on the draft we had so many needs and filled it with questionable talent. Couple that with where they were in the draft and who they could have selected them dropped the ball something terrible. Hopefully we can accidently win at least one game this year. If you pick the Rams to do any better than 3-13 you are a homer my predication 1-15, 2-14 at best. Although 0-16 is very possible, if Fisher goes 4-12 this year he should win coach of the year. The sad reality is Snead, and Fisher will be paid either way and probably be kept regardless of the season they put up this year. So they have no care of winning want proof look at our draft. Welcome to the 2013 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams are now on the clock.

 

 

A Rams fan since 1984,

 

Anthony Manna

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  • TylerBishop7

    As a fellow contributer to this site, I could not disagree more with your very ill-researched opinion. This team got much better this year. Nobody should have such a strong opinion about guys who have never played a down in the NFL, so I respectfully disagree with your evaluation.

  • IFLINVASION

    Terrible Evaluation this was our best draft since 99′ Where is Tiffany Kales at? She is a great evaluator….. Stine should bring her back.

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  • amanna2009

    You may disagree, but look at the facts. We did not address our offensive line needs. How do you justify not picking up David Decastro a stud run blocking Guard? We drafted a DT with 2 career sacks 2!!!!!!! We missed on the number number two and number three WR’s in this draft to get B. Quick the fifth or sixth best WR. I have watched college football for the last 20 years I rarely miss a saturday. Before you judge consider I called Sue being a stud, I called Eddie George being a great back, I said Orr would be one of the best Ol in the NFL, thats just to mention a few. I refuse to put blinders on I will be critical when mistakes are made.
       In refernce to the best draft since 99 really? How in the world can you make that assesment, you say I am to critical of guys who have not played yet you say best draft class since 99? B. Quick in no Torry Holt I’m sorry. We got a possiable, possiable run stuffer accroding to Mike Mayock. Not a run stopper a possiable run stopper. Jenkins is not even close to the level of talent of a Dre Kirkpatrick, or a Claiborne, couple with the Pacman like off the field issues we got a real winner.
         Why not help out Laurenitus with a fellow linebacker? Why not draft a superstar at DB? Why not help Bradford out with the OL. I promise a WR can not catch the ball if Jackson has no holes to run through, and Bradford is being taken out on a cart after being killed all day. Remeber the 49ers game 7 sacks a week after we gave up 4 sacks? Oh by the way that two week stretch Jackson had 94 yards on 62 carries. This draft was a joke period and I am not afraid to say it.
     
    Rams Fan Since 1984,
     
    Anthony Manna

  • amanna2009

     @IFLINVASION
     Read my post best draft calss since 99 that is by far the most ridiculus comparission I have heard in years.

  • amanna2009

     @TylerBishop7
     You are intitled to your opinion, but I must say I feel you are wrong we did not get better in any area at all except RB, which was not a pressing need. By the way this aint my first Rodeo.

  • amanna2009

     Best draft class since 99 realy? I am sorry but B. Quick is not Torry Holt. Bradford has no OL zero. Did we forget about last year? in a two game stretch we gave up 12 sacks, and Jackson rushed for 94 yards on 62 attempts in that two week stretch. Where is the OL help? Where is the LB help for James Laurentius? Where is there a DB that can cover? We get Pacman two in Jenkins where is he oh that’s right out of the NFL. Fisher did such an outstanding job with Pacman we should be thrilled with Jenkins. We missed out on Claiborne, Kirkpatrick, Barron, Upshaw, Bradshaw, Decastro, Adams, and the list goes on and on.
       tell me I am a bad evaluator next year when were picking Number one or two overall again, tell me that in three years when none of these guys but maybe two or three are making any kind of impact in this leauge. Tell me that when Givens is our best WR, while Kirkpatrick, and Claiborne are up for rookie of the year. Better yet tell me that when Adams and Decastro lead Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl. This was a joke of a draft, and to ware blinders and say otherwise is only setting you up to look stupid when discussing football with other people. Keep this quote in mind Mike Mayock said and I quote “Brockers could be a great run stopper and if he can play up to his talent the Rams have a great player in Brockers.” Could be a great run stopper could be? Not is like Bradshaw who is an LB who can play both run and pass. Brockers is a run stopper that is great if he can so when we play Washington, San Francsico (2) the Jets, Minnesota, and Tampa maybe we can stop them maybe?
       The other 10 games are sure losses because we can’t cover anyone or put pressure on anyone outside of Long! This is a passing leauge, yet we have no defense to stop the pass at all none. This draft was as bad as the 1989 Rams draft when we had all those picks and did nothing with it. Time will tell and I am rarely ever wrong when it comes to the draft. Read my draft senarios and I wrote several and compare them to the end of the year and tell me how wrong I was then.
     
    A Rams fan since 1984,
     
    Anthony Manna

  • amanna2009

     @TylerBishop7 
      By the way I also said Braford would be injury prone and a bust (jury is still out on that one great rookie year injury prone second year). If I am wrong I will be the first to admit it with the joy of a happy fan. Unfortuntaly I don’t think I am going to be.
     

  • DonRam

    I hope that in a couple years we look at and are amazing at the finds, but my intial thoughts are with you. It seems like we drafted a ‘developing’ DT when we needed a starter. I’m not certain we drafted NFL starters, but as bad as we are, we did draft starters. I’m optimistic about this draft, though, and have to believe that Jeff & Les have a plan and are building something special. As a Ram fan, what choice do I have?

    • amanna79

      You can chose to be mad and voice it. For to long we have missed on talent. I am sick of these idiots missing and seeing the same teams every year hit. I just refuse to be let down again. So expecpt the worse and if we are wrong that will be amazing. You are correct we had to draft starters and we did not. What was the reasoning behind Brockers Jenkins, and the others? Why did we not draft an OL higher? this is the garbage I am sick of and I refuse to just assume the apperently wrong and accept the obvious mistakes. We cannot get better this way. Time will tell I guess.

  • amanna2009

     @DonRam
     You can chose to be mad and voice it. For to long we have missed on talent. I am sick of these idiots missing and seeing the same teams every year hit. I just refuse to be let down again. So expecpt the worse and if we are wrong that will be amazing. You are correct we had to draft starters and we did not. What was the reasoning behind Brockers Jenkins, and the others? Why did we not draft an OL higher? this is the garbage I am sick of and I refuse to just assume the apperently wrong and accept the obvious mistakes. We cannot get better this way. Time will tell I guess.