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Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

Posted on: April 21, 2010 9:06 am
Edited on: April 21, 2010 9:07 am
 
As I mentioned in my last blog posting, St. Louis' trading of veteran defensive tackle Adam Carriker to the Washington Redskins opens the door for the Rams to take either of the top-rated defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy, over quarterback Sam Bradford with the top pick.

Though I still believe the most likely scenario has St. Louis taking Bradford, here is what could happen if the Rams did so. For the sake of argument, I'm focusing on Suh, because, quite frankly, based on conversations I've had with members of the Rams organization and others throughout the league, I believe him to the higher rated player on their board. I will say this on Gerald McCoy's behalf, however. Suh is not the consensus choice as the top DT in their organization.

Assuming that the Rams took Suh, however, the Detroit Lions would then be in terrific position. While they would have lost out on NFLDraftScout.com's No. 1 rated player, they still would have the option of another penetrating defensive tackle in McCoy, taking an offensive tackle in Russell Okung or Trent Williams to protect their investment in Matt Stafford or looking to trade out to a team wanting Bradford.

In this scenario, I believe the team might switch things up and go with Okung, based on conversations I've had with league sources.

Tampa has similar needs at DT, OT and could also trade the pick. McCoy is such a perfect fit for their defense, however, that I still see them as taking him... if they stayed at 3.

The Bucs would almost surely get some interesting trade proposals, however, as most believe the Washington Redskins, despite the addition of Donovan McNabb, would surely take the suddenly slipping Bradford with the fourth overall pick.

Kansas City's need along the offensive line and Scott Pioli's focus on "safe" players likely would result in his still taking a tackle. Trent Wiliams, though not quite the established pass blocker that Russell Okung is, would make sense, though Iowa's Bryan Bulaga would remain a possibility.

While the players drafted in the top five might remain the same regardless of who the Rams took at No. 1, the order in which they came off the board would change dramatically.

As a recap, here is how things could go if the Rams took Suh first:

St. Louis -- Ndamukong Suh
Detroit -- Russell Okung
Tampa Bay -- Gerald McCoy
Washington -- Sam Bradford
Kansas City --  Trent Williams

And as I see it most likely happening tomorrow night: 

St. Louis -- Sam Bradford
Detroit -- Ndamukong Suh
Tampa Bay -- Gerald McCoy
Washington -- Trent Williams
Kansas City -- Russell Okung
 
And that, my friends, is why predicting the topsy-turvy first round is such a inexact science -- even the top five.

Comments

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2010 4:30 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

I don't know what you are smokin, but pass it on!!  The RAMS may be a bad football team, but they are not THAT stupid! I can't even believe I am making a comment to this it is so ridiculous.  The RAMS are going to give up TWO #1, TWO #2, and a #3 for a quarterback who at best will only play 75% of the games this year, cant keep his you-know-what in his pants, a over-paid defensive tackle who is injury prone with a lot of debt, and a 5th rounder.  Come on!  You are one dreaming Steeler fan.  Good thing you are not in my war room!



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2010 10:23 am
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

Giants trade their waterboy for St L 1st roung pick.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2010 8:56 am
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

The Skins can't look QB in 2nd round, or even 3rd round....I'll let you figure out why.



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2010 2:19 am
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

McNabb still has a good 3 to 4 yrs, Washington could look for a QB in 2nd round, get some OL.



Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2010 9:49 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

not even a chance the Skins will get a 4th at best for Campbell from any team, #1 because he suck #2 teams no he's not going to play so if they wanta get ridf his contract they will take what  they can get.  Haynesworth showed he was only interseted in a payday and is a 2nd round at best



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2010 9:22 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

Hahahaha, with Ben's value right now the Rams would need Ben PLUS to trade away the #1 pick. 1st, 1st 2nd? Are you on crack?



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: April 21, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

that is the stupidest thing I have heard in years.  Why would tje Rams trade all of there top picks for the nest 2 years.  terrible



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2010 8:11 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

4/20 was yesterday dude. Put the bong away.



Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2010 7:37 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

The Rams would NEVER do this. Because we need a QB! we can't have feeley out their even if its only 6 weeks, and besides that the first 6 weeks hold the most winnable games for the rams.  And also because we aren't the Raiders and have an idiot like Al Davis running our organization. I can guarantee that if Big Ben is traded, it'll be to the Raiders. And fyi. Big Ben isn't worth two firsts and a second. If it were me ID rather have a Bradford, SUH, and Golden Tate on my team (1st, 1st, 2nd) rather than a troubled Big Ben. 




Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2010 6:35 pm
 

Impact on top five if Rams took Suh

What a joke. That would be a disaster for the Rams. Giving up way too much.


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