Interesting guy. He runs a bit upright, like Jackson. He has a speed/power combination, like Jackson. What we don't know is his ability (or inability ) to work in a NFL passing game, as both a target and a blocker. Jackson was terrific at both.
Minnesota seems more likely to take him. Ogletree is the LB the Rams like.
Yes, the Rams will run a lot of two-TE sets. And, yes, that takes some emphasis away from the WR position. That is timely, since this draft lacks impact guys after Austin.
From Adam Teicher of the KC Star: "Don't look for Branden Albert trade to happen tonite. Chiefs and Dolphins put off talks, but they could be revived before tomorrow's 2nd rd."
Personally, no. He would be a luxury for the Rams at that spot. Other needs are too great.
Many teams are in love with that burst and elusiveness.
The latter. This draft just lacks depth at many, many positions.
No. Many teams covet Austin. The game is changing. The spread offense is making teams re-think the size thing.
For one year, the 2013 Steven Jackson would do way more damage in the passing game.
Not at that level, no. Don't forget big Rok Watkins is still in the Rams mix. Could be a nice payoff from that later pick in '12.
Second round . . . Don't think so. His stock shot him late.
Probably, but that is a massive price to pay. Rams still need some quantity in this draft.
Vaccaro. But Jim Thomas tells us to brace for the Rams taking both guys, Vaccaro then Ogletree. Not sure Fisher could pass on Alec if he is there at No. 22.
The Rams would probably take Hopkins. Football staff seems to like him for this offense.
The Rams need better coverage at safety. Most experts would applaud his addition at No. 16. Looks like a good value there.
As I noted earlier, the trade-up becomes more likely if Austin would somehow slip closer to No. 16 and lower the price.
From Twitter: Jay Glazer, who broke Eric Fisher-going-1st, just said on Fox Sports radio that DJ Hayden of Houston will be the first CB off the board