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River's very early 2017 mock ...

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:14 pm
by riverumbbq
Big changes coming for our rudderless Rams, so the new HC is likely to design our forward direction with his own philosophy affecting the team from top to bottom. School is out on whether more front office organizational moves are made during this shake-up. Either way we can expect some player turnover, especially with potential upcoming free agents and where contracts may be determined as too expensive based on production. It will be difficult for me to imagine a HC candidate without a strong offensive resume, one which features an ability to train up young QB's. The Rams are the youngest team in the NFL for 4 straight seasons, this leads to penalties and other mistakes in regards to creating more consistent execution, couple this with the lack of a 1'st round draft pick, expect a greater emphasis on building through free agency, at least for 2017.
My 4'th round pick Awuzie has been marching up the rankings these past few weeks, his upcoming game against OSU may or may not decide whether he remains available to us at this spot. Other than currently listed potential free agents, we don't know who other teams may release at this early date, but for the moment i've cut or released 13 of our own players, all but one of whom are on our regular 53 roster. I've signed 5 free agents with this mock and the difference would be made up from currently unknown CAP cuts from other teams, our limited draft/UDFA's, and at least one player moving up from the practice squad.
The Rams are expecting to enter the off-season with approximately $43.5 mil in available CAP space, my own CAP cuts pretty much covers most of whatever it should cost to re-sign Tru Johnson, so that figure would remain relatively static once free agency season opens ... meaning my listed free agents should easily be achievable while also paying for our limited draft class and 3'rd tier free agents to fill out the roster.

Head Coach recruiting : Norv Turner, Todd Haley, Kyle Shanahan.

Re-sign : UFA's Tru Johnson, Cunningham & Zuerlein, retain RFA's Easley, Westbrooks & ERFA's Longacre & Trinca-Pasat.

Do not re-sign : TJ McDonald, Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Chase Reynolds, Cam Thomas, Demetrious Rhaney, Case Keenum & Pace Murphy.

CAP cut : Saffold, Barnes, Sims, Harkey & Mason

2017 Free Agency :

LT - Matt Kalil (short term 'prove-it deal' coming off IR)
LG - Ron Leary
WR - Alshon Jeffery
DE - Dion Jordan (another inexpensive rotational IR bargain)
DT - Abry Jones (rotation behind Brockers)

2017 Draft :

1) N/A
2) C/OG - Ethan Pocic, LSU or Pat Elflein, Oh.St
3) OG/OT - Zach Banner, USC
4) CB - Chidobe Awuzie, Co.
5) S - Jonathan Ford, Aub.
6) WR - Travin Dural, LSU

2017 O-Line :

LT - Kalil, GRob, (Williams or Battle)
LG - Leary, Banner, Wichmann
C - Pocic, Wichmann
RG - GRob, Banner, Brown
RT - Havenstein, Donnal, GRob


Re: River's very early 2017 mock ...

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:46 am
by poplarbluffman
think the rams are going to get a bundle of extra mid rd picks because of the players they lost....will make the mocks more fun adding 3/4 more picks

Re: River's very early 2017 mock ...

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:17 pm
by riverumbbq
My 3'rd round draft choice is based on a compensatory pick, as our normal 3'rd rd. pick was bundled as part of the trade to Tennessee for Goff. Should we get a 3'rd rd. compensatory pick, the Titans would get the compensation pick and we'd keep our regular 3'rd, if we don't get the comp pick, then they get our regular 3'rd. I happen to believe the Rams will get a 3'rd round compensation pick for Janoris Jenkins, but it is early for me to predict how many and where any other picks come from at this time. I'll either adjust this mock our post a new one when the comp picks are announced, although that will be awhile from now. jmo.

Re: River's very early 2017 mock ...

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:25 pm
by riverumbbq
River's Jan. 3, 2017 Mock adjustment :

Cut Saffold - Sign LG Ron Leary
Cut Kendricks - sign Jack Doyle
Cut Sims - sign Dion Jordan
Cut Tim Barnes & let Demetrious Rhaney walk

Let Britt & Quick walk - sign Alshon Jeffery
Let Cam Thomas walk - sign Abry Jones
Move Greg Robinson from LT to RG - sign Matt Kalil to a short term 'prove it' deal

2017 Draft :

1) N/A
2) C/OG - Ethan Pocic, LSU or Pat Elflein, Oh.St
3) CB - Chidobe Awuzie, Co.
4a) OG - Nico Siragusa, SD.St.
4b) WR - Travin Dural, LSU (comp pick)
5) S - Jonathan Ford, Aub.
6) DE - Tarell Bashem, Oh.
7) FB - Freddie Stevenson, Fl.St.

Re: River's very early 2017 mock ...

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:11 pm
by poplarbluffman
right now have Chidobe Awuzie, a late one...know I will have a hard time keeping him there as more juniors declare but love the kid..very bright, articulate and enough tp play fs or nickle in sub packages or talented enough to start outside

right now I have maybe 20 cb's with 1-3rd rd grades(still doing grades)..usual is around 12...suber deep this year that 3rd rd pick looks like the sweat spot