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Re: My Draft review

May 03, 2021 12:53AM
We can’t thank you enough for all you bring to this board on draft matters, Dead. Truly a board treasure, man.

A very thorough breakdown in this post. Fair and balanced as they say.

Only time will tell as to how well Rams chose this year, but as of right now a lot of us are scratching our heads and still trying to wrap our minds around the strategy starting with Atwell.

I will say this. Rams put great store in analytics and in character references when grading their prospects. No doubt have access to medicals, both physical and psychological that the general public will never even sniff. So there is that. We’ll soon see if Rams have outsmarted themselves by trying to be the smartest kids in the room.

Normally I come away from a Snead/McVay draft nodding my head and saying, ‘I see what they did there and why they did it’.

For example, here’s the 2020 draft.

Drafted Players
Full 2020 Draft

Rnd Player Pick Pos
2 Cam Akers 52 RB
2 Van Jefferson 57 WR
3 Terrell Lewis 84 LB
3 Terrell Burgess 104 S
4 Brycen Hopkins 136 TE
6 Jordan Fuller 199 S
7 Clay Johnston 234 LB
7 Sam Sloman 248 K
7 Tremayne Anchrum 250

The picks had value that anybody could see at the time and the Ram fit was obvious. I loved that draft by round 4 not knowing what a HR Fuller was gonna be and how solid Anchrum would turn out to be. Helluva draft.

That draft set the standard, IMO.

This one left me blindsided. Too many wild swings, too many apparent reaches. I’ve called it Amateur Hour and I’m sticking by that until proven otherwise. Seems so un-Snead/McVay like. Almost like Matt Millen was running things, you know?

Frankly, I’m beginning to worry that Brad Holmes was the force behind the previous good recent Rams drafts. Gulp...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2021 12:56AM by Rams43.
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  My Draft review

Deadpool1377May 02, 2021 09:05PM

  Great stuff. You've been so dialed in that

stlramz142May 02, 2021 10:16PM

  Ernest Jones

hubestar175May 03, 2021 01:30AM

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Ramdemic110May 03, 2021 06:37AM

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Rams4395May 03, 2021 06:43AM

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Ramdemic75May 03, 2021 11:55AM

  Re: Ernest Jones

hubestar72May 03, 2021 11:49AM

  Thanks again for your draft thoughts

brgjoe92May 02, 2021 11:45PM

  Re: My Draft review

Rams43112May 03, 2021 12:53AM

  Thanks for all the great work on the draft

David Deacon70May 03, 2021 02:21AM

  Last Atwell weigh-in he was 160lbs

Ram Fan Teacher104May 03, 2021 04:01AM

  Re: Last Atwell weigh-in he was 160lbs

six2stack97May 03, 2021 04:28AM

  Re: Last Atwell weigh-in he was 160lbs

Ekern5553May 03, 2021 11:46AM

  Re: Last Atwell weigh-in he was 160lbs

Classicalwit34May 13, 2021 01:52PM

  Jabril Cox

LSURAM165May 03, 2021 04:09AM

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Killrazor111May 03, 2021 04:36AM

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merlin50May 12, 2021 09:22AM

  good work again/as for the apology..........

21Dog90May 03, 2021 04:29AM

  On Funk

PHDram111May 03, 2021 05:52AM

  Funk is basically Chase Reynolds

LMU93104May 03, 2021 06:11AM

  Re: Funk is basically Chase Reynolds

PHDram90May 03, 2021 06:12AM

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LMU9388May 03, 2021 06:14AM

  Re: Funk is basically Chase Reynolds

PHDram68May 03, 2021 06:48AM

  Great Stuff Deadpool

BearlyThere81May 03, 2021 05:57AM

  thank you again

LMU9359May 03, 2021 06:07AM

  Re: My Draft review..Don't sleep on WR Skowronek..6'3" 220

oldschoolramfan112May 03, 2021 06:53AM

  Maybe they can develop him as a tight end

promomasterj56May 03, 2021 04:13PM

  Re: Maybe they can develop him as a tight end

PHDram47May 03, 2021 06:46PM

  Re: Maybe they can develop him as a tight end

Ekern5539May 03, 2021 07:04PM

  Re: My Draft review

spamlord120May 03, 2021 11:17AM

  Simple

Deadpool139May 03, 2021 11:37AM

  Re: Simple

spamlord79May 03, 2021 11:53AM

  So then you're saying you suck at this?

JamesJM79May 03, 2021 11:53AM

  Some random thoughts

merlin97May 03, 2021 06:34PM

  Re: My Draft review

leafnose93May 12, 2021 06:04AM

  Some thoughts from the tractor a few weeks removed

Deadpool144May 12, 2021 10:41AM

  Re: Some thoughts from the tractor a few weeks removed

MamaRAMa70May 12, 2021 10:58AM

  Re: Some thoughts from the tractor a few weeks removed

Rams4356May 12, 2021 11:07AM

  Brilliant stuff Dead.

BC Ramsfan53May 12, 2021 11:44AM

  Just be careful on the tractor

BlueRidgeHorns54May 12, 2021 02:04PM

  from the tractor a few weeks removed: That's how I view this haul

Florida_Ram62May 13, 2021 03:33PM

  McSnead switched things up a bit

David Deacon38May 14, 2021 02:47AM

  Any thoughts on the rest of the NFC West drafts? (nm)

303021May 14, 2021 07:07AM

  some thoughts

Deadpool33May 16, 2021 05:09PM