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Optimism is fine...

May 13, 2019 04:39AM
I just think we need to remember...they're rookies and, in Edwards case, a day 3 pick. I'll get excited when they start showing something in camp.

I like mid-late round picks on OL. But, I think we, I say we as a board, fall in love with certain guys for whatever reason. I get excitement...but I also get reality.

I think this is the reason we "cut guys slack" vs. "jump on them immediately."

We fall in love with a pick...and give them 'excuses' for their subpar performance. We don't like a pick, and when they don't produce immediately, we are down on them.

Anyway...I liked the picks. Let's hope we don't need them to perform at a high level...but if they do, bingo. If not, as a mid round or later pick, patience is appropriate.

I don't view top picks in the same light (Robinson, Everett), guys who showed little to nothing out the gate. Top picks should be contributors...immediately...at least IMO. Guys like Reynolds, whom many on this board dogged for anything bad happening (like if Goff threw a bad pass...Reynolds ran a poor route...Reynolds didn't try hard enough), is a guy where patience is warranted...and has been rewarded. But even Reynolds showed something early on...yet because he wasn't Cooper Kupp, he wasn't given any credit...until Kupp went out last season.

I expect 3rd rounders and above to show something early on. So, I'm expecting more from Rapp, Henderson, Long and Evans than those later. Although, I'm expecting some from Gaines as a day 3 pick for the price we paid to move up. I'm hopeful for Edwards. But, 31 other teams passed on him multiple times. So, while I'm hopeful, I'm also realistic based on the odds. Was his injury the cause? Why would the Rams recognize that and not other teams? Why? He has flaws...and hopefully Kromer can fix those and this injury played a larger role than other teams thought.

My point is not from a scouting perspective. I don't look at most of these guys until they are in camp. But, I assure everyone, I'll have an opinion on this guy come 9/1. Surprise surpise! lol

So my laughing is just kind of a "I've seen this reaction before...and we do it a lot!" No biggie.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2019 04:57AM by jemach.

  Where does David Edwards fit among the offensive linemen?

RamBill405May 10, 2019 11:55AM

  Re: My hope is he pushes Blythe

merlin117May 10, 2019 10:22PM

  Re: My hope is he pushes Blythe

zn116May 11, 2019 05:30AM

  Re: My hope is he pushes Blythe

merlin72May 11, 2019 11:18AM

  Re: My hope is he pushes Blythe

k363May 11, 2019 12:41PM

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Steve35May 13, 2019 05:29AM

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Rams4334May 13, 2019 05:42AM

  as a developmental backup

LMU9370May 11, 2019 06:10AM

  Here’s how I see this playing out...

Rams43126May 11, 2019 07:57AM

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zn109May 11, 2019 09:07AM

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Rams4380May 11, 2019 08:29PM

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zn78May 11, 2019 08:40PM

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oldschoolramfan67May 12, 2019 05:33AM

  I gotta laugh...

jemach56May 12, 2019 07:56AM

  not so fast

zn73May 12, 2019 08:10AM

  Re: not so fast

Rams4352May 12, 2019 08:26AM

  Spoken like the prime...

jemach42May 13, 2019 04:40AM

  Re: Spoken like the prime...

Rams4335May 13, 2019 05:48AM

  Re: Spoken like the prime...

zn38May 13, 2019 07:07AM

  Optimism is fine...

jemach46May 13, 2019 04:39AM

  Re: You are misunderstanding the optimism............

oldschoolramfan37May 13, 2019 05:42AM

  Oh...now I see the qualified comments...

jemach24May 14, 2019 09:30AM

  EVERYONE knows all that

zn61May 13, 2019 06:42AM

  I'll just disagree...

jemach26May 14, 2019 09:29AM

  Re: I'll just disagree...

oldschoolramfan24May 14, 2019 05:34PM

  Re: Here’s how I see this playing out...

Rams4371May 12, 2019 07:36AM