Know Your Rams: Twitter-stalking the 2013 Draft Class

We've spent months reading scouting reports, scouring film cutups (most of them by the indispensible Draft Breakdown crew), and debating with each other the games and playing styles of these prospects. But how well do we actually know the newest members of the St Louis Rams?  ("Well," says the twice-divorced itinerant philosopher in the room, […]

Top Ten 3rd-round Targets for the Rams

After the dust settled from a crazy first round of the draft last night, the Rams were left with two players they highly coveted (Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree) but also a long wait later today as they have no picks in the second round.  However, with two selections in round three they are still […]

R is for Risk: Weighing the Rams’ new Draft Philosophy

What seems like an eternity ago during the Devaney and Spagnuolo regime, draft day was tightly regimented, sacrificing athleticism to avoid character risk in draft pick after draft pick.  A few picks like James Laurinaitis and Rodger Saffold worked out, but the others fell flat and ultimately failed in building the foundation the “four pillars” […]

A Nightmare on Rams Street: Scary NFL Draft Scenarios

[View the story “#RamsDraft Nightmares … what are fans scared of?” on Storify] What draft scenarios would scare Rams fans the most? I collected responses on Storify on the eve of the first round. If the story fails to load in this page, click here.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: the Rams Draft Blueprint (Podcast)

We are two days away from a football fan's true Christmas. The NFL Draft is approaching, and in its few remaining eves we are acting like crazed children trying to figure out what gifts will be bestowed upon us. We're arguing about which shiny bauble we want most, spying into dark corners for clues, and […]

Rams Pre-Draft Top 10 Prospects

In my last entry at the start of the NFL Scouting Combine, I estimated which ten players seemed to be the most likely targets for the Rams and their 2 first-round selections.  A lot has happened since then;  the Rams have no starting safeties, Jake Long and Jared Cook were signed, and both starting WR […]

Wide Receivers – To Wait or Not To Wait

  I have written several articles about the wide receivers available in the draft.  In each, I have suggested that several of the options will be available for the Rams in the second round at pick 46.  That suggestion was made without a review of the other teams drafting and was primarily based on the […]

Red Flag Player Profile: Tyrann Mathieu

With the 39th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and the recent acquisition of Titus Young (now released), there is no question that Jeff Fisher will take a chance on players who have “character concerns.”  Gone are the four pillars and in comes the talent.  Janoris Jenkins had several issues entering the draft but Les […]

2013 Rams Draft: Wide Receivers at the Combine

If you read my prior article on wide receivers in the draft, you know that I believe an upgrade at WR is more important than an upgrade at any other position.  I am also a firm believer that you can’t judge a wide receiver on numbers alone).  Nevertheless, the numbers are not irrelevant.  Scouts look […]

Pre-Combine Top Ten List

If there is one thing I enjoy as much as mock drafts, it has to be top ten lists.  Since there is a major surplus of the former, I thought I would take a run at the latter for this week’s entry. While this is likely to change based on free agency, this month’s Scouting […]

Quick Hit: Speed isn’t everything for a wide receiver

I was able to find tape of California v. Washington State and California v. USC.  I am even more impressed with Keenan Allen.  With full understanding that I am the person who added a caveat to my prior WR draft article about combine numbers and Keenan Allen, I want to remind Rams Fans that sometimes […]

Jeff Fisher’s Dream Draft Scenario for 2013-2014

With the 2013 Draft process in full swing, and with all but two teams eliminated from the playoffs, the vast majority of NFL fans have entered Eternal Optimist Mode.  This blissful state, often accompanied by unrealistic expectations for the following season, is further heightened by the prospects of finding a starting quarterback in the 3rd round […]

2013 Senior Bowl: Three players the Rams should be watching

If you're looking for draft value, the Senior Bowl is often a place to find it. By its name alone, you know exactly what it is, and what it isn't. The Senior Bowl isn't a collection of the most obscenely explosive talents in football — those players almost always leave school as soon as they […]