Random Ramsdom: St. Louis Rams News, 2014 NFL Draft Prospects, & Mock Drafts

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An NFL Week – sans St. Louis Rams – can prove sluggish. Jumpstart your hump-day with a few Rams-centric links!

NFL Honors Play of the Year: NFL.com

NFL.com has chosen 20 of the year’s most exciting plays. Tavon Austin’s 98-yard punt return for a TD makes the list. Rightfully so. You can rank your top 10 here.

Meet The Rams’ Pro Bowl Cheerleader: NFL.com

Robert Quinn and Johnny Hekker aren’t the only Rams’ heading to Hawaii later this month. The Rams’ are sending their All-Pro cheerleader along for the ride. Meet Aimee…along with 20+ others.

The 2013 NCAA All-Bowl Team: NFL.com

The postseason ended with a phenomenal national championship game Monday night (what a way for the BCS to go out, right?), but we didn’t want to forget the 34 bowls that came before the finale. Three of the All-Bowl team’s players made it in to my recent Rams’ 3-Round mock draft. Did you see it?

Auburn OT Greg Robinson Declares for 2014 NFL Draft: CBS Sports

With the second overall pick in the upcoming draft, Rams fans are probably familiar with the name Jake Matthews – the top ranked offensive tackle in the class. Or is he? If you saw the National Championship game on Monday night, it was hard not to be impressed. Would you like to see Robinson lining up in a Rams’ uni next season?

“I’ll Have The Beast Burger With a Side of Skittles”: CBS Sports

The last time the Saints rolled into Seattle for a playoff game, Seahawks running backMarshawn Lynch literally made the earth shake. No telling if he’ll do it again, but chefs from Delaware North (a food service provider) and the folks at CenturyLink Field are trying to inspire him with a massive Beast Burger.

Examining Barksdale’s Future At Right Tackle: ESPN NFC West

Of the many questions awaiting the St. Louis Rams along their offensive line heading into the offseason, one player they know will be back in the mix is offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale. What remains to be seen is how the team views his role long term.

PFF Free Agency Tracker: Pro Football Focus

With the season over, Rams’ fans now look forward to the NFL free agency period and draft. PFF breaks down the FA’s by team, and position. Which player[s] would you like to see the Rams go after prior to April’s draft? [P.S. – Jairus Byrd one correct answer.]

And the Winner of the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Award Goes Tooooo: Pro Football Focus

Hint: It’s not Robert Quinn. It might not even be your second guess. So, just who had a more impressive season than the best 4-3 Defensive End in the NFL? PFF thinks it’s…

A 7-Round All Rams Mock Draft: Ramblin’ Fan

Ramblin’ fan puts out a mock draft which address quite a few of the team’s needs. The first round is pretty cookie-cutter, but they lose me in round two, when they draft a Junior offensive tackle…who may decide to go back to school. We shall see. Underclassmen have until January 15th to declare.

Fantasizing About Sammy Watkins as a Ram: Cover 32

The St. Louis Rams have invested a lot of draft picks in the wide receiver position over the past three years. They still don’t appear to have found that unicorn most refer to as “a true number one.” They’ve swung and missed more often than they would have liked since the exodus of greats like Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Is Sammy Watkins THAT guy?

Mock Drafts Have Teddy Bridgewater as Consensus No. 1: SB Nation – Mocking the Draft

Dan Kadar – from MTD – perused the interwebs and has determined that most experts have Teddy Bridgewater as the Texans’…errr…whoever’s guy. Blake Bortles and Jadaveon Clowney follow closely behind. Either way, a QB-needy team – or one interested in college’s best pass rusher – should be picking up their phones and making calls to Rams’ Park.

Taking Sammy Watkins at No. 2 Would Be a Mistake: Rant Sports

Many believe there is a clear need for a big-time playmaker at the position for the St. Louis Rams entering the 2014 NFL Draft, but that logic has some serious flaws in it. This team just added two pass catchers in last year’s draft that had just under seven games to play with the club’s franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford. I don’t know about you, but that seems like the textbook definition of rushing to judgment to say that neither of those guys is capable of being a valuable receiver for the team.

The Funniest Pictures of the 2013/2014 College Football Season: Sports Pickle

Unfortunately, the 2013/2014 college football season has come to an end. Even if you don’t watch college football, I’ll dare you not to find appreciation in some of these NCAA funnies.

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via www.sportspickle.com

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