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NGSeiler
03-05-2007, 11:54 AM
DRAFT BUZZ: With free-agent RBs Sammy Morris and Marcel Shipp off the board, the Rams' options for a No. 2 running back may have to be filled via the draft. Lorenzo Booker is one possibility, but the Rams might have to use a second-round pick to get him. Signing Hall as a free agent doesn't preclude the team from taking an edge rusher such as Purdue's Anthony Spencer. Louisville DT Amobi Okoye would be a logical choice for the Rams at No. 13 overall if he's still available. But some in the Rams' organization wonder if Okoye is more "three-technique" tackle than nose, which is the team's greatest need. Tank Tyler of North Carolina State is more of a "classic" nose tackle, although he doesn't have the upside of the 19-year-old Okoye. But 13 is too high for Tyler, so the team probably would want to trade down if he's their targeted player.

This is from The Sporting News' latest Rams Report, written by Jim Thomas.

Tom_23
03-05-2007, 12:53 PM
wouldnt mind tyler if we traded down a bunch, still liek the idea of Pat Willis or Tedd Ginn though

freebirdsrams02
03-05-2007, 01:01 PM
I would hate to see the rams waste a 2nd round pick on a RB. There has to be a FA that we can grab and be a productive back for us. Have they signed Stephen Davis or is he gone.

Tom_23
03-05-2007, 01:52 PM
im sure there is a guyu later on who can do i fine enough job. Such as that guy from NIu cant rember his name

aheineken
03-05-2007, 04:54 PM
I still think if Okoye is there, they should pounce on him then look for a NT like Paul Sololai (sp) from Utah or Quentin Echols later on in the draft.

edge_V
03-05-2007, 06:20 PM
where'd you get this info from?

freebirdsrams02
03-05-2007, 07:48 PM
What about Darius Walker from Notre Dame. He would be a good back on the second day.

keylime_5
03-05-2007, 07:51 PM
You guys would be better off drafting Okoye if he's there than anyone else, because more than likely if he's available at #13 he will be the best player available, and fills a weakspot on the Rams defense. Even if they were to use him out of position for a little bit, it's not like La'Roi Glover is anywhere near his prime or even good enough now to not consider upgrading. I can't imagine anyone else St.Louis might take 13th if Okoye were available.

NGSeiler
03-05-2007, 08:13 PM
where'd you get this info from?
This is from The Sporting News' latest Rams Report, written by Jim Thomas.

yeah, so....

edge_V
03-05-2007, 11:02 PM
my bad. but yea i'm starting to warm up to the idea of having okoye. I personally don't think we can go wrong with our pick. The way we've been adding players during the linehan era, it seems like they know what they're doing.