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Monday, March 03, 2008

St. Louis Rams Needs List

The Counselor is IN:

The NFL Draft is coming up on April 26. I love the draft and the whole process. I will examine some of the draft needs for a few different teams. As a Missouri Boy, I will start with the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams have the second over all pick in the draft. The Rams have a bunch of needs to fill. If a team is willing to give them multiple first/second round picks, then it might be worth making a trade. Here are some of their needs.

Offensive Tackle — When Pace went down last year, so did the whole team. Bulger was on his back more than a two bit... well you know. The running game never got started even when Jackson came back from injury. This team could use a stud O.T. like Jake Long to shore up the line.

Defensive End — Both of the Defensive Ends are in their thirties (not old for fans but old for football players). They would love to get a stud Defensive End that could pressure the passer. They were horrible at pass rushing last year. If some how Chris Long (Howie's son) fell to the Rams, they would be hard pressed not to take him.

Offensive Guard — The Rams not only need a new tackle but could also use a stud O.G. to solidify the middle of that line. They are unlikely to use a first round pick for a Guard but a second or third is not out of consideration.

Defensive Tackle— The Rams could use a stud up front to stop the run and plug the middle. This is not as big of a need but they could get a stud player with their first pick. Dorsey has been rumored as this pick and he is a potential monster in the middle but his health questions will probably scare off the Rams from using their second overall pick.

Cornerback — They could use a top level corner. I don't expect them to use their first round pick. A potential stud CB like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie could fall to the early 2nd round.

Quarterback — It is time to start looking at Bulger's replacement for the future. Bulger was injured (sacked a thousand times seems to do that) last year again. There are many good QB prospects in the second and third rounds.

The Counselor is OUT:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

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And i was wandering if you've heard about it and if you have any opinion.

Larry Litle said...

Anon:

I have not heard of Sportingo. I ventured over to their site. It appears to be a fantasy site geared for Soccer (or non-American Football). I am not an expert in soccer or fantasy soccer. If you are interested, I would recommend giving it a try and let us know how you like it.

Larry