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Re: I never understood Robinson at #2 in draft

May 18, 2017 08:11PM
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Rams_81
1) Too much of a project - Can't take an asset like 2nd pick in the draft and wait for years for a return. Need somebody that is polished and ready to play at a high level day 1

The Pick never made sense and even if Robinson turned out to be a good player, it still is the wrong move at the #2 slot (UNLESS HE WAS the 2nd coming of Orlando Pace) I wouldn't be too worked up if it was a mid to late round pick and most of the top playmakers were off the board anyway, but number 2 was in excusable and other than Fisher's cave man offense, was the biggest reason for the Rams failures these past couple of years. That asset should have been used to upgrade the team.

The Rams at the time were in desperate need of a LT so the position choice wasn't really a shocker. I remember several people wanted them to trade back or stay put and select Khalil Mack.

I do remember thinking that if the Rams were going to select an Offensive Tackle with the #2 pick, It would likely be Jake Mathews over the NFL combine warrior Greg Robinson.

I wasn't upset over the pick because Grob was getting some big hype about his upside/ceiling but I was confused because Fisher had ties to Jake's father Bruce Mathews and Snead had some ties to the university of Auburn.

Did Snead and his scout team convince Fisher that Robinson was the right choice? Maybe we will find out more about how Fisher and Snead worked together when Fisher's been retired a few more years and decides to write a book about his exit from LA.





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  Re: Not from me. I like the pick, and the GRob pick.

Billy_T94May 19, 2017 04:33AM

  Re: Not from me. I like the pick, and the GRob pick.

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Billy_T78May 19, 2017 04:56AM

  Re: This part of your comment I do agree with . . .

Billy_T73May 19, 2017 05:03AM

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  Re: Alexander and Gaines were great "value" picks.

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  Re: Alexander and Gaines were great "value" picks.

Billy_T77May 19, 2017 04:35AM

  Re: Alexander and Gaines were great "value" picks.

Rams4378May 19, 2017 04:46AM

  I never understood Robinson at #2 in draft

Rams_81123May 18, 2017 06:42PM

  QBs yes. Everybody else?

PARAM85May 18, 2017 07:11PM

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Atlantic Ram105May 18, 2017 07:15PM

  Re: I never understood Robinson at #2 in draft

Florida_Ram102May 18, 2017 08:11PM

  Re: I never understood Robinson at #2 in draft

Rams43143May 18, 2017 08:33PM

  I wanted Robinson

TonyHunter8790May 18, 2017 09:11PM

  Re: I never understood Robinson at #2 in draft

Rampage2K-98May 19, 2017 01:18AM

  Robinson and Jake Matthews

LMU93110May 19, 2017 03:20AM

  yeah that's how I remember it

zn77May 19, 2017 03:36AM

  GRob HAD to be a Fisher pick

RockRam85May 19, 2017 04:55AM

  Re: GRob HAD to be a Fisher pick

zn119May 19, 2017 06:26AM

  Fair enough. But Beaudreux was also a Fisher guy

RockRam83May 19, 2017 06:35AM

  nothing points to it being a Fisher pick

zn80May 19, 2017 08:51AM

  I wanted a trade down with Falcons and take Matthews

Blue and Gold54May 19, 2017 11:15AM