Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sam Bradford Jersey - St. Louis Rams #8

Saint Louis Rams Jerseys : Reebok NFL Equipment Saint Louis Rams #8 Sam Bradford Navy Blue Draft Day Replica Football Jersey

Saint Louis Rams Jerseys : Reebok NFL Equipment Saint Louis Rams #8 Sam Bradford Navy Blue Draft Day Replica Football Jersey

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sam Bradford Las Vegas Odds

The odds below are courtesy of BoDog and seem to imply that at least Las Vegas believes Sam Bradford will play in 2010 NFL regular season and will play quite a bit. Las Vegas who wants equal amounts of money on each side of a bet seems to believe Sam Bradford will throw for 2500 yards and 12 or 13 TDs. What are your thoughts?

Sam Bradford - Total Passing Yards 2010 Regular Season
Over / Under 2500

Sam Bradford - Total TD Passes 2010 Regular Season
Over / Under 12.5

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Rams Sign 13 Undrafted Free Agents

The St. Louis Rams signed 13 undrafted free agents right after the 2010 NFL Draft. The Rams who failed to address getting a backup running back for Steven Jackson during the draft signed two on Monday. Keith Toston is the more well known of the two. Toston had over 2700 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns while playing four years at Oklahoma State. The Rams also failed to fill their two outside linebacker positions in my opinion and really missed out by not taking Ricky Sapp in the 5th round. Sapp was the 7th rated OLB on DraftCountDown and I believe would have been more valuable than picking up a blocking tight end.

Jermelle Cudjo, DT, Central Oklahoma
Freddie Harris, LB, Central Oklahoma
Cardia Jackson, LB, Louisiana-Monroe
Jeromy Jones. S, Idaho
Simoni Lawrence, LB, Minnesota
Thaddeus Lewis, QB, Duke
Jamie McCoy, FB/TE, Texas A&M
Brandon McRae, WR, Mississippi State
Roderick Owens, WR, Florida State
Darian Stewart, S, South Carolina
Kennedy Tinsley, FB, North Carolina
Keith Toston, RB, Oklahoma State
DeMaundray Woolridge, RB, Idaho

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010 St. Louis Rams Draft Picks

The St. Louis Rams had 11 picks in this years 2010 NFL Draft. The Rams biggest splash was made by holding onto the top pick and selecting Sam Bradford. Sam Bradford now becomes the face of the franchise. I still love this pick. You need a quarterback to win in the NFL and Bradford fits that bill and more. Bradford is a great athlete, a winner, has played against some of the top competition in the country and along with his strong arm and tremendous accuracy also appears to be a leader.

The Rams followed up the Sam Bradford selection with some nice picks that filled some needs. In the second round the Rams were able to get the massive 6'5" 315lb OT Rodger Safford out of Indiana. The Rams now have bookend top tackles with Jason Smith and Safford and their top job will be to protect Bradford. In the 3rd round the Rams selected a large press corner Jerome Murphy from USF. Murphy has a ton of experience playing 51 games while at USF. Murphy along with Bradley Fletcher give coach Spagnuolo two press cover corners. The Rams lack pass rush and appear to want to make up for that with strong press coverage of the ball. If we can get a little more coverage from the start of plays perhaps we can get a little more time to get to the quarterback more. In the fourth round the Rams finally selected a playmaker that we all have been waiting for. The selection was the lightning quick Mardy Gilyard from Cincinnati. Gilyard had almost 2500 receiving yards over the last 2 seasons at Cincinnati. Gilyard should also take over kickoff return duties as well. Avery and Gilyard will be hard to stay with if we can get them on the field at the same time.

Later in the draft the Rams made some questionable selections in my opinion. I feel the Rams failed to address their need of a top catching tight end. The Rams are also still very thin with quality at LB. Hopefully the selection of George Selvie may help with our lack of a pass rushing DE. We could also have used a bigger receiver like Riley Cooper who I thought would have been a nice selection. The Rams also failed to get a quality backup or speed back to spell Steven Jackson. Overall I believe the Rams had a very nice draft but I believe they missed on a couple opportunities to even have a better draft. Overall I would give them a Grade of B.

St. Louis Rams Select Josh Hull, LB PSU

Josh Hull seems like the type of late round player coach Steve Spagnuolo and GM Billy Devaney like to select. Hull is a small (235lb) LB that is just a football player. His measurable are not great but he is a football player. Hull played four years at Penn State and had 116 tackles in 2009. Hull is another player that could add depth to our thin linebacker core and special teams. Hull reminds me a lot of David Vobora and Chris Chamberlain two other late round picks of the St. Louis Rams.

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St. Louis Rams Select George Selvie, DE USF

George Selvie was the bookend to Jason Pierre-Paul at the University of South Florida. Selvie is a very light pass rushing defensive end. Selvie played in 51 games for USF and gathered 29 sacks. In 2007 Selvie was dominant and recorded 14.5 sacks. Selvie has never seemed to quite recover from a ankle surgery in 2008. Selvie could be a great speed pass rusher that the Rams can possibly rotate in on third and long. This could be the type of situational player that Steve Spagnuolo can get the best use out of.

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Rams Select Marquis Johnson, CB Alabama

I like the selection of Marquis Johnson a 5'11" 190lb CB from Alabama. There is no shame being the third best cornerback on Alabama. Johnson played in every game the last two years for Alabama and collected 3 interceptions. Any cornerback that has played for coach Nick Saban will have a nice head start trying to make it in the NFL. The Rams need depth at cornerback and special teams so Johnson should have a shot to make the Rams roster.

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St. Louis Rams Select Eugene Sims, DE WTAMU

Eugene Sims is a very small (235lb) DE from West Texas A&M the same school that Keith Null played for. Apparently coach Steve Spagnuolo thinks their is a pipeline of great NFL talent down there. I once again do not understand this choice. This is another player that most likely would have gone undrafted. DraftCountdown does not even have him listed as one of the top 40 defensive ends. Just a total reach even if he pans out. I believe the Rams should have selected one of the many big named school players that were still on the board.

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St. Louis Rams Select Fendi Onobun, TE Houston

Fendi Onobun is the second tight end the St. Louis Rams have selected on Day 3. Believe it our not Fendi had 2 catches his entire NCAA career because he played four years on the Arizona basketball team. Onobun is a freakish athlete with little to no experience at football at the NCAA level. No matter how great he may be years down the road this is an awful pick for a team that needs players that can play today. With players like Jonathan Dwyer, LeGarrette Blount, and Anthony McCoy on the board we could have taken a risk with players that already performed at a high level, and against a high level of competition.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

St. Louis Rams Select Hall Davis, DE ULL

The Rams selected DE Hall Davis from Louisiana-Lafayette with the 149th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Davis played in 48 NCAA games for ULL and recorded a total of 50 tackles, 11 for loss and 6.5 sacks. Not much to write home about here. I think the Rams could have picked a more polished player with the 149th overall pick. Their 5th round picks were not good in my opinion.

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