Five potential draft day deals

We have a trade to announce… The words that bring excitement to every NFL fan, hoping their team is the one making a splash for one of the top college players in the country. The NFL draft can be incredibly difficult to foresee.  Predicting trades in this very same draft? Next to impossible.  But I’ll do my best here as I try to decipher five draft day swaps that could shake...
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TGS 2013 NFL mock re-draft: Picks 21-32

Because hindsight makes us smartasses, here’s how the 2013 NFL draft should have gone down based on what’s happened the last 12 months. Check out the first 10 picks here and the next 10 here. 21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Reed (TE, Florida) — Same position, better player. Reed would have had 1,000 yards if he had played a full rookie season. 22. St. Louis Rams: Sio Moore ...
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Rams Would Make A Huge Mistake By Passing Up Sammy Watkins

I've said it once, I'll say it again. The Rams need to find a way to get their hands on Sammy Watkins. Watkins is a pure receiver, something the Rams desperately need. Tavon Austin is an amazing football player, but the Rams are asking him to be the next Wes Welker, which isn’t going to happen. He's elusive and a great returner, but he's not going to give you a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams NFL Draft Preview: Part One: Team Needs

The St. Louis Rams were the Russian roulette team of the NFL; you never knew which team was going to come out that week. Specifically, you never knew which defense was going to show up that week. With injuries across the board on both sides of the ball (the most significant one coming on Oct. 20th to Sam Bradford), there was no model of consistency for the Rams. Add in the factor...
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What The Rams Should Do With Picks 2 and 13

AP Photo/Michael Conroy John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) The Rams have two early first round picks, as they own pick number two and pick number 13.  Almost all mock draft experts believe the Rams will draft a wide receiver and an offensive tackle with their first two picks.  The Rams re signed Rodger Saffold, but he will likely move to guard, and they already have Jake Long on the other...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Rams targeting Clinton-Dix at No.13

The St. Louis Rams are searching for some safety help in the NFL Draft, and it appears that they are strongly considering Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix with the 13th overall pick. This isn’t surprising news considering Clinton-Dix has been linked to the Rams all offseason, but it would be a very good addition to their defense. He is the type of playmaking safety that every good...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams will host wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin tomorrow for pre-draft visit

The St. Louis Rams cannot find a quality starting wide receiver, so they have taken the Matt Millen drafting tree of going wide receiver early and often.  Well that trend might not stop this year. Last year the team traded up with Buffalo to select Tavon Austin, the year before that the team used the […] The post St. Louis Rams will host wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin tomorrow...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Is Sam Bradford a legitimate franchise QB?

The St. Louis Rams drafted quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and quite frankly he hasn’t lived up to the expectations. Through his first four seasons in the league, he hasn’t had one breakthrough year that he has been able to push aside all of his doubters. There have been some points throughout the past four years that have shown bright...
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St. Louis Rams playmaker Tavon Austin is ‘capable of’ brilliance

“Now that (they) know what he’s capable of,” St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher plans to use Tavon Austin more frequently in 2014. The 23-year-old Austin, who St. Louis took eighth overall out of West Virginia last spring, caught 40 balls for 418 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. A two-time First-Team All-American, Austin also carried the pigskin nine times for 151 yards...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams sign wide receiver Kenny Britt

The St. Louis Rams came into this offseason looking to add another playmaker or two at the wide receiver position, and they have signed former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt. Britt has had a very troubled off the field career in the NFL, but has the potential to be a very good wide receiver if he can keep his head on straight. According to reports, the deal is for one...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Head Coach Jeff Fisher Still Believes in Tavon Austin

The St. Louis Rams have been pretty quiet when it comes to making any moves in free agency this year.  Adding players like quarterback Shaun Hill, and defensive tackle Alex Carrington. This past week was a busy one as the Rams steadily approached the signing of multiple free agents on defense with both veterans and undervalued players.Signing the defensive additions and passing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Chad Johnson run 23 mph barefoot on treadmill

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Chad Johnson may not be burning NFL defensive backs anymore, but this video clip above suggests he's still burning rubber.Check it out as the ex-NFL wide receiver cranks a treadmill up to 23 mph while running barefoot. Adding even to the craziness is the fact that the incline was raised to 2.5 percent.So, what was Johnson doing...
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Jeff Fisher and Rams expect "big things" from Tavon Austin in 2014

40. The most receptions for any wide receiver on the St. Louis Rams last season, their worst total since 1986. The Rams were without glass figurine/quarterback Sam Bradford for the majority of the 2013 season (ACL injury), making the sting of this unfathomable offensive ineptitude just a little less painful. With the second overall pick in the fast-approaching NFL Draft (May...
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Fisher expects more from Tavon Austin this season

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher dismissed the idea that the team would use the No. 2 overall draft pick on wide receiver Sammy Watkins -- considered by many as the draft's best offensive weapon. That notion conjured some skepticism from Rams fans who don't see a game-changing player among the stable of receivers currently at Sam Bradford's disposal. Fisher, however...
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With The Second Pick In The NFL Draft, The St. Louis Rams Select...

The St. Louis Rams had a steal with the Robert Griffin the third trade.  Not only did they end up with the second pick this year, but they've already had multiple first and second rounders hit from that trade.  However, the St. Louis Rams are still in the hardest division in football but could catch up to the rest of their division with two first round picks including this...
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Rams coach Jeff Fisher says ‘there is interest’ in Mark Sanchez

The St. Louis Rams are interested in former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. “I’d say that there is interest. I can’t say how much. But there certainly would be interest,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher told USA TODAY Sports Sunday at the league’s owners meetings. “I don’t have a backup with experience on the roster right now.” Sanchez, who was due a $2 million roster...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: NFL “insider” says Tavon Austin might be traded

Last night, well-known NFL insider Darren Connolly reported a pretty big bombshell on his Twitter account. Hearing #Rams are willing to listen to offers for WR Tavon Austin #NFL — Darren Connolly IV (@DConnollyNFL) March 11, 2014 Hold on, a minute. I just assumed that Darren Connolly was an insider because of his professional-looking avatar, his self-proclaimed “insider” status...
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St. Louis Rams release cornerback Cortland Finnegan

The St. Louis Rams thought they were getting a huge pickup in Cortland Finnegan when they signed him ahead of the 2012 season, but that quite simply was not the case. Finnegan quite simply looked as if he didn’t have much left in the tank all of last season, and was getting torched by opposing receivers routinely. St. Louis couldn’t afford to wait around another year and hope...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher: Sam Bradford is the Rams quarterback

St. louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he’s committed to Sam Bradford as the team’s starting quarterback. Fisher told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” that Bradford is making  good progress in his rehab from a torn ACL. “Sam’s doing great with the rehab,” Fisher said. “He’s really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he’s maintained that and he’s our...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams have ‘no intentions’ of extending Sam Bradford

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the St. Louis Rams currently have “no intentions” of offering quarterback Sam Bradford a contract extension this offseason. There had been reports just a few weeks ago that the Rams were very confident in their future with Bradford at quarterback and were considering an extension offer, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Bradford...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting the best wide receiver prospects for the St. Louis Rams

If you visit our corner of the Internet often, you know that we’ve spent a significant amount of time this offseason speculating about the Rams’ plan to address the wide receiver position. I wrote a piece back in early January about Sammy Watkins as a Ram, then our own Ted Bryant followed that up recently with his “obscenely early projection” for the Rams offense in which...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the St. Louis Rams should stay, according to a local radio host

A few weeks ago, I discovered that the rift between the hardcore “Bring Back the Rams to LA folks” and the “Keep the Rams to St. Louis” folks is the modern-day Balkan Peninsula. My piece about Tavon Austin’s “LA Agenda” and my column about why St. Louis fans should accept – or at least ignore – LA fans both blew up. Those two pieces drew more comments than any...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

STL should embrace LA history, not fight it

On Tuesday, I posted what I thought was an innocent enough piece about the reaction to Tavon Austin taking a photo with some Rams fans who turned out to be proponents of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles. A couple days later, the article apparently made its rounds quickly, accumulating more than 2,000 views (not unheard of for us but definitely extraordinary) and 16 comments...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are the St. Louis Rams in the way too early 2014 Power Rankings?

Only one game and two teams remain. For everyone else, the calendar (both in real terms and in the football world) has turned to 2014. Next season is now this season for 30 NFL franchises. Thus, it’s time to start assessing where everyone stacks up heading into next year. Who will bounce back? Who will fall off? Who has made good hires? And who has made bad fires? The regular season...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Overreacting to Tavon Austin’s “LA agenda”

This morning, the St. Louis Dispatch posted a column about Tavon Austin posing with a bunch of LA Rams fans who want to bring the Rams back to Los Angeles. Obviously, most of us who follow the team are well aware that the Rams are facing some uncertainty regarding their future in St. Louis. The Rams played in LA for three decades before moving to St. Louis. LA hasn’t had an NFL...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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