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good question

February 10, 2019 08:25AM
I have several avenues I have been thinking about on this subject.

1. Fowler - keep him and let Ebukam and Obo fight it out on the other side. One caveat, I would only keep Fowler at a decent price, and that might be tough to do.

2. Draft an edge early - Bosa, Ferrell and Allen are going to be long gone without a trade up. But Montez Sweat and Jachai Polite fit the bill in the first round.

3. Free agency - Avoid Clowney and Dee Ford, both are going to be too expensive and more then likely, franchised. So with that said, maybe kick the tires on guys like: Za'Darius Smith from Baltimore (I think he is also expensive) and a favorite of mine, Shaq Barrett, who has a history with Wade, and is blocked behind Miller and Chubb. A wild idea I floated a week ago is take a 1 year flyer on Clay Matthews coming home to southern California to try and win a SB. Barrett is by far my favorite choice in FA and should not break the bank.

4. Draft an edge later on (round 3-5ish) There could be some guys that you can look at later that have a hole that caused them to slide. Some names to watch:
DeAndre Walker - Georgia - needs to get bigger and stronger, but in the meantime, he can be a pass rusher.
Oshane Ximines - Old Dominion - played a lower level of competition, but he is a stud.
Chase Winovich - a classic example of average athletic ability being trumped by sheer will power. A long, blond haired tasmanian devil.
Christian Miller - Alabama - a lack of playing time with the Tide will drop him into the middle of the draft, but he could be a steal.
Justin Hollins - you will see him in a mock or 2 of mine because he had a great week at the Shrine Game, the Rams interviewed him and he fits a need as a designated rusher early in his pro career with great athleticism.
Porter Gustin - USC - a personal favorite of mine, not ultra athletic, and has 2 pages of injuries, but he has a non-stop motor and wins on sheer determination. I like guys like that. Plus, he is a good run defender.

5. Of course with Snead and McVay, never count out a trade for 1. I just have no idea who that would be.

And really, you could combo up some of these. Sign Barrett and draft a guy late, or draft a guy early and draft a guy late. Resign Fowler and draft a guy in round 3...

My dream scenario is to either resign Fowler at a reasonable contract and then draft a guy like Miller or Hollins later, or draft a Montez Sweat and let him fight it out with Obo and Samson.

Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way. - Ragnar Lothbrok

  What would you do at edge?

Ram_Ruler505February 10, 2019 07:04AM

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

roman18179February 10, 2019 07:19AM

  Some how they have to upgrade the pass rush

ferragamo79118February 10, 2019 07:26AM

  Would you go for a premium guy?

Ram_Ruler92February 10, 2019 07:41AM

  I'd like to see Barron replaced too

Ram_Ruler97February 10, 2019 07:34AM

  Re: Barron was a mad man the last 5 weeks

Speed_Kills129February 10, 2019 07:38AM

  Agree. But I think I'm ready

Ram_Ruler70February 10, 2019 07:42AM

  Re: understood. Nm

Speed_Kills64February 10, 2019 07:44AM

  Replacing Barron is more imperative IMO

six2stack85February 10, 2019 11:39AM

  LOL...I soooo agree, speed!! LOL

SunTzu_vs_Camus74February 10, 2019 08:27AM

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

Steve40February 11, 2019 09:28PM

  Re: resign Fowler, Obo plays...

spagsbacker91February 10, 2019 01:29PM

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

Deadpool62February 10, 2019 01:33PM

  Re: What would you do at edge?

Rams4398February 10, 2019 07:49AM

  Would you prioritize OBO at ebukam's spot?

Ram_Ruler67February 10, 2019 10:11AM

  good question

Deadpool139February 10, 2019 08:25AM

  You've clearly thought of this before

Ram_Ruler87February 10, 2019 10:14AM

  Re: clear line of action

leafnose46February 10, 2019 12:31PM

  Shaq Barrett

LMU9348February 12, 2019 06:31AM

  Barrett and Fowler make us competent on the edge

Ram_Ruler43February 12, 2019 07:00AM

  Re: What would you do at edge?

Classicalwit98February 10, 2019 09:07AM

  Lol not an OBO fan? Nm

Ram_Ruler59February 10, 2019 10:12AM

  Re: What would you do at edge?

dzrams60February 10, 2019 10:57AM

  Can the Chiefs afford to keep Houston and Ford?

Deadpool109February 10, 2019 11:44AM

  Re: Can the Chiefs afford to keep Houston and Ford?

dzrams72February 10, 2019 12:19PM

  Re: Can the Chiefs afford to keep Houston and Ford?

Deadpool80February 10, 2019 01:13PM

  Re: What would you do at edge?

six2stack65February 10, 2019 12:03PM

  I'd rather pour money into the Oline

NewMexicoRam87February 10, 2019 05:19PM

  I want the guy.

alyoshamucci163February 10, 2019 07:19PM

  me too...

LMU9360February 11, 2019 04:22AM

  Re: me too...

sfbayram33February 12, 2019 07:51AM

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

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

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