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Pro Football Zone:
According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! sports, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and a small cluster of his staff traveled covertly to Boone, North Carolina last Friday to get a look at Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick. After Quick’s very impressive half hour workout, the Rams knew they wanted him.
Ray Sherman, the receivers coach for the Rams, was reminded of a player he had coached during his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys a few years earlier. ”I see a lot of similarities to Terrell Owens,” said Sherman. ”The way the kid goes and gets the ball, the physicality, the desire… he has a chance to be special, no doubt.”
Like Quick, Owens wasn’t a marquee mock-draft superstar at the time he was drafted. And both Quick and Owens were talented basketball players in college. And neither receiver was drafted in the first round; Owens having been plucked in the third round in 1996 by the San Francisco 49ers, and Quick having been selected at the top of the second round on Friday b...
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Janoris Jenkins has been compared to Pacman Jones for several reasons, but Jenkins has a funny reason why it doesn't apply.
Pretty cool to have Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt at the podium to introduce the St. Louis Rams next No. 1 receiver. However, this was too early for Brian Quick.
Sam Bradford needs someone who can come in and help him immediately, and the FCS receiver is too raw to make a significant impact early on. Unfortunately, this feels an awful lot like the when the Rams reached for Donnie Avery...
ST. LOUIS A legacy has begun. Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead will make selections in the last four rounds, of course, but the foundation of the St. Louis Rams' first NFL Draft under new leadership was set early Friday night.
There were various messages sent with the three players taken in the second round: Snead and Fisher trust their instincts when evaluating...
Former Duke football standout Matt Daniels signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
The St. Louis Rams are gambling here, but I don’t completely hate the move. They have multiple picks in the 2nd round, so I can definitely understand why they were willing to gamble. However, a young team which is likely not going to be competitive for another year or two is generally not a good place for a guy with character concerns. Janoris Jenkins would have been better off...
The St. Louis Rams selected running back Daryl Richardson of Abilene Christian with their second pick in the seventh round Saturday.
The Rams used the 252nd selection - next to last - of the draft to pick 5-foot-11, 200-pound Richardson. It was a compensatory pick for St. Louis.
Richardson is the brother of former Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott, who now plays for...
St. Louis Rams – the Rams were already winners after the haul they received from the Redskins for the #2 overall pick. They traded back again with the Cowboys from #6 to #14 and another second round picking giving them three second round picks. The Rams also got Michael Brockers one o Continue
Talented cornerback. Multiple off-the-field issues. Drafted by Jeff Fisher. The comparisons between Janoris Jenkins and Pacman Jones are evident. But because of one glaring difference, Jenkins doesn’t buy the link to the notoriously oft-troubled Jones.
The Rams’ second-round pick jumped on SiriusXM radio with host Adam Schein on Friday and rejected the Pacman comparison when...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams chose a defensive back with their third-round pick, taking Trumaine Johnson of Montana.
NFL.com said the 6-foot-2, 204-pound Johnson was arguably one of the best prospects to emerge from the Big Sky Conference in several years and he was rated the best draft prospect at the small college level and most underrated defensive back by the NFL draft...
The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was perhaps it’s most eventful. It was raining trades as teams made moves to secure their futures. Here’s the biggest moments of the night with video.
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ST. LOUIS Now their draft begins.
Sure, the St. Louis Rams made LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers the 14th overall pick Thursday, and coach Jeff Fisher called him NFL-ready, and general manager Les Snead said he was one of the top-rated players on their board. All those things happened on a night of drama and possibility, but the Rams' draft doesn't truly start until...
The St. Louis Rams passed on the likes of LSU’s Rueben Randle, Stephen Hill out of Georgia Tech and South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery with the first pick in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
However, wide receiver Brian Quick, one of the team’s pre-draft visitors, received first-round grades from several NFL area scouts.
Quick, an unheralded long-armed small...
You can accuse Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones of many things,—and I have—but being timid has never been one of them. Especially on the day of the NFL draft.
Last night, the noted oil wildcatter-turned-NFL-general manager was at his root-’n'-tootin’, gunslinging best when he leaped from the pick 14 to pick six (yeah, that’s a pun, and appropos...
There probably isn't a very long list of items that the St. Louis Rams' new football tandem of head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead salvaged from the rubble left behind by its predecessors, except a penchant for picking good talent in the second round. The significance of that key ingredient was magnified on Friday night, of course, when the Rams exercised...