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Some might think EJ at 16 but it's really Dion Jordan. Dude had no business being a first round pick let alone a top first round pick. Dolphins
Kyle Long in the 1st lolz for new bears gm (not a bears fan)
Ansah, Jordan, Frederick are all reaches for the first round. (I'm not high on Ansah, super unpolished and nobody knows his real age)
EJ would have been better at 22-32 but he is the best QB in the draft IMO.
I was most surprised w Ansah and Jordan, but calling EJ a stretch isnt inaccurate, IMO
definitely EJ. Dude was mediocre at best in college, don't see why that will change in the NFL.
ECU grad, tOSU fan for life. Father since 1/12/13.
Puts a lot of pressure on him now, they could have got him late second and the situation would be better.
LOL @ taking a Center in Rd 1
I think any QB taken that early this year is a stretch based on talent, but if a team needs a QB then you take whomever seems to the best one. I like Tyler Wilson as the best QB in the draft, but with the concusions, I understand not taking the chance in round 1. After that is was either EJ or Barkley, IMO. I am not a fan of Geno in the NFL as a starter in year 1, so I wouldn't have taken him before any of the 1st 3 I mentioned.
Really just a weak QB class and there are probably a couple guys that came back that could have gone earlier this year than they might next year with what seems to possibly be a very strong class in 2014.
Giving up a ton to take Tavon Austin was a pretty terrible move by the Rams IMO.
Yep, Jordan. Horrible pick
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Man ... truth. Earlier this week a buddy of mine who is the OC at a college in Georgia was in town. As his school is expanding its offense to model what Oregon, Nebraska and some others do, we were watching some film on Oregon. A lot of it.
One player kept standing out to us up front - #74. But we kept noticing how high his pad level was, how slow his feet were and - worst of all - just how soft he played. We were watching their game with USC, who had some average at best talent up front.
A couple of times I laughed out loud at some no-hitters he threw on the inside and outside zone. I mean ... just bad. We never knew who the kid was, until he was drafted last night at #20 to the Bears ... Howie Long's son, Kyle. I fired off a text to my buddy and he couldn't believe it. We were equally shocked.
Now, maybe he's gotten better ... I don't know. But it was painful to watch at times. Barner and DAT made the guy - all of them, really - look great.
This is part of the reason why I wasn't shocked when, with his first pick, Chip Kelly took the most elite lineman on the board.
I think it may be EJ based on who drafted him. He is going from Tally to Buffalo. I hope he can throw in the wind. There were a lot of stretches this year in the first though...tough to pick just one.
With the new rules of the NFL I think he will ball.
Still the Rams as a team are horrible and have tons of needs elsewhere. They should be doing what the Raiders did - trading down to get more picks, not trading up and depleting the roster of (even more) talent.
At least the Cowboys took the best center available with the 31st pick. Taking what many believe was the 5th best QB first at 16 is a terrible reach.
Just because its a bad move franchise wise it doesn't make Austin himself a reach.
I don't think he's the 8th best player in the draft...do you?
I think he was a steal in this years draft. New NFL rules are protecting him and he will demand defensive attention.
Ah okay. I'm just not on board with him as the 8th BPA, and the fact that the Rams are horrible just compounds the bad move in my eyes.
Tyler Bray best QB in this class.
EJ Manuel overrated as hell just like Ponder is/was
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I see what you're saying about being a bad move for the rams. He's the best skill position player in the draft IMO and they had to replace Amedola(spelling?). Might gave up a lot to do it though.
Who would you have wanted them to take at that spot? They did trade down later and still picked up a great player.
Definitely Kyle Long. He's beyond raw and I believe he will already be 25 in December I believe. I find it hard to believe that if they decided to trade down he wouldn't have been there in the second round for them to take and at least they would have gotten an extra pick. Glad I'm not a Bears fan.
At 16 they could have tried to take Floyd (BPA), Eifert, Hopkins, or someone like that.
Ideally, I think they should have tried to pick up a 2014 1st on a trade down, but I don't know if anyone else would have been game for that.
Austin is more dynamic than Hopkins and he's a lot cleaner.
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