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Re: What would you do at edge?

February 10, 2019 07:49AM
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Ram_Ruler
Do you go for a premium edge guy in the draft/free agency or do you re-sign Fowler and look at more "quality" guys in free agency/draft (like a Jalen Jelks in round 4)? Would you rather see Ogbonnia Okoronkwo before drafting new edge rushers? If the Rams doubled down on their roster / free agents (maybe minus Joyner and Barron) do you think we'd still be good enough for another run?

Since you specifically confined the topic to edge, I’ll do the same, Ruler.

I’ll start by declaring that Ebu needs to be upgraded as a starter there. I don’t think that this can be overstated. Sorry. S&M have gotta explore every trade or FA option before the draft because we apparently can’t count on our BPA being an edge player at our pick. If that “Ebu problem” is solved predraft then it removes tremendous pressure from Snead and he would be more free to go with the strength of the draft, an ideal scenario.

Fowler would be a good solution at the other side, if reasonable. His play was steadily improving right up to and including the SB, so yeah, Color me a Fowler fan. But if Fowler is unreasonable, then S&M will be forced to get TWO new edge starters this offseason. Not an ideal scenario. And yet I have to say that there is no other proven edge rusher on our roster that is of playoff caliber.

So, to summarize, edge will be among the very highest of offseason priorities, IMO. Obviously, ILB and S will be up there, as well. The good news is that trade, FA, and draft resources can and probably will be heavily directed at our D. SB performance notwithstanding.

I expect a minimum of 4 new starters on D next season. Maybe six.

One last thing. Dead has projected a semi talent plateau after around pick 24 or so. If Snead sees the same thing then he might be inclined to do a trade down, picking up a 2nd and maybe another 3rd. Such a trade down could be invaluable for acquiring quality depth players that could become future starters. Snead has been a magician in rounds 2-4 since McVay came on board.
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  What would you do at edge?

Ram_Ruler489February 10, 2019 07:04AM

  I'd kinda like to look for an upgrade over Barry as the....

roman18165February 10, 2019 07:19AM

  Some how they have to upgrade the pass rush

ferragamo79105February 10, 2019 07:26AM

  Would you go for a premium guy?

Ram_Ruler79February 10, 2019 07:41AM

  I'd like to see Barron replaced too

Ram_Ruler87February 10, 2019 07:34AM

  Re: Barron was a mad man the last 5 weeks

Speed_Kills119February 10, 2019 07:38AM

  Agree. But I think I'm ready

Ram_Ruler65February 10, 2019 07:42AM

  Re: understood. Nm

Speed_Kills59February 10, 2019 07:44AM

  Replacing Barron is more imperative IMO

six2stack80February 10, 2019 11:39AM

  LOL...I soooo agree, speed!! LOL

SunTzu_vs_Camus69February 10, 2019 08:27AM

  Re: Barron was a mad man the last 5 weeks--Effort

Steve36February 11, 2019 09:28PM

  Re: resign Fowler, Obo plays...

spagsbacker87February 10, 2019 01:29PM

  informal poll, who or what position do you like at 31

Deadpool57February 10, 2019 01:33PM

  Re: What would you do at edge?

Rams4388February 10, 2019 07:49AM

  Would you prioritize OBO at ebukam's spot?

Ram_Ruler62February 10, 2019 10:11AM

  good question

Deadpool128February 10, 2019 08:25AM

  You've clearly thought of this before

Ram_Ruler83February 10, 2019 10:14AM

  Re: clear line of action

leafnose41February 10, 2019 12:31PM

  Shaq Barrett

LMU9344February 12, 2019 06:31AM

  Barrett and Fowler make us competent on the edge

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  Re: What would you do at edge?

Classicalwit87February 10, 2019 09:07AM

  Lol not an OBO fan? Nm

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  Re: What would you do at edge?

six2stack60February 10, 2019 12:03PM

  I'd rather pour money into the Oline

NewMexicoRam75February 10, 2019 05:19PM

  I want the guy.

alyoshamucci141February 10, 2019 07:19PM

  me too...

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  VIDEO: that Ferguson kid - LATech EDGE rusher!!!

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