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 by Elvis
2 weeks 4 days ago
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I think Snead works with his HC. Fisher liked physical freaks, didn't care as much about football IQ so Snead found him more of those types. McVay puts a high premium on football IQ and now so does Snead and the scouting department.

If Snead ever works with another HC, i'd imagine he'd do things yet another way to suit that coach...

 by 69RamFan
2 weeks 3 days ago
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actionjack wrote:https://www.nfl.com/news/2024-nfl-draft ... hing-class



Los Angeles Rams
Draft picks: 10

Round 1: Jared Verse, DE, Florida State (No. 19 overall)

Round 2: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State (39)

Round 3: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan (83) | Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (99)

Round 5: Brennan Jackson, DE, Washington State (154)

Round 6: Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson (196) | Joshua Karty, K, Stanford (209) | Jordan Whittington, WR, Texas (213) | Beaux Limmer, IOL, Arkansas (217)

Round 7: KT Leveston, OL, Kansas State (254)


Few teams have done more with less over the past few years than the Rams in the NFL draft. This time around, Les Snead and Co. crushed the event by utilizing a full complement of picks to upgrade a roster that was already playoff-quality.


The team’s selections of defensive linemen Jared Verse and Braden Fiske are part of a committee approach designed to replace the production of recently retired three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald. Brennan Jackson and Tyler Davis join the Florida State duo to fortify a young, athletic line with disruptive potential. Though nobody can replace No. 99’s disruption individually, those rookies will team with Kobie Turner and Byron Young to wreak havoc on foes at the line of scrimmage. With Kamren Kinchens poised to play a big role as a rookie center fielder, the Rams have assembled a young core of defensive talent with the potential to eventually rank among the elite units.


Offensively, the addition of Blake Corum gives Sean McVay a downhill runner perfectly suited for the Rams’ gap running scheme. Joining Kyren Williams, the Michigan standout adds more physicality to a backfield that could pummel opponents into submission.


Given the talent and depth of the Rams’ draft haul, Snead and McVay deserve high marks for their preparation, process and performance over draft weekend.
Jared Verse and Braden Fiske join 'Path to the Draft' to discuss move from FSU to Rams


Draft Rankings by position.

Round 1:
Jared Verse, DE, Florida State (No. 19 overall) Ranked 1 to 3

Round 2:
Fiske, DT, Florida State (39) Ranked 2 to 4

Round 3:
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan (83) Ranked 2 to 4

Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (99) Ranked 6 to 8 (Some analysts have him ranked at 2 to 4)

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Round 5:
Brennan Jackson, DE, Washington State (154) Ranked 10 to 15

Round 6:
Tyler Davis, DT, Clemson (196) Ranked 10 to 15

Joshua Karty, K, Stanford (209) Ranked 1

Jordan Whittington, WR, Texas (213) Ranked 45 to 50

Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas (217) Ranked 3 to 4

Round 7: KT Leveston, OL, Kansas State (254) Ranked 10-15

Based off the rankings per positions,

we got some quality players.

 by PARAM
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There were some who had Kinchens #1 or #2

 by PARAM
1 week 5 days ago
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From ESPN:

second-round pick Johnny Newton will undergo surgery within a week to repair an injury to his left foot -- about four months after the defensive tackle had a procedure done for a similar injury on his right foot.

Newton suffered a partial Jones fracture of his right foot sometime during the past season at Illinois and underwent surgery in January. During a recent checkup on the repaired foot -- it's uncertain when that occurred -- Commanders coach Dan Quinn said doctors determined he had a similar issue with his left foot.

Newton did not participate in Washington's rookie minicamp practices this weekend, standing off to the side and wearing a walking boot on his left foot.


So maybe why he lasted into the 2nd?

 by BobCarl
1 week 4 days ago
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actionjack wrote:I would love to understand what went wrong with drafting Jason Smith and Greg Robinson.


They led handpicked horses to water ... some drank water, others drank something else.

What is the Rams "batting average" with draft picks?

Can't expect to hit it out of the park with every swing.

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