As for Yeldon - yes he's the truth, but I try to keep my analysis to draftable players around this time. But in two years we will be seeing Yeldon in the first round as well...The Jets, Falcons and Lions need to scramble to get Lacy this year..
Ok so it looks like my Rams are locked in at pick 16 and pick 22 in the first round of this draft. We have quite a few need we need to address, anybody out there with good draft knowlegde know of anyone the Rams should be looking at. We need OL WR RB SS, I dont pay attention to college at all so I never know who is good coming out.
As I watch the dirty politicians rant
I cultivate my clean Green plant
While they push weapons of mass destruction
I grow these plants and give instructions
On how to do it and keep it green
All the oil guys do is keep it mean
I fight these forces with seeds and leaves
I don't believe in rolling up sleeves
As far as Yeldon/Lacy, I totally understand, makes sense. I'm excited for Yeldon's progression though.
And these last few years of watching RB after RB progress and become stars at Bama has been really fun to watch. I can't wait to see Lacy in the NFL. But I'm curios about his health. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the most knowledgable on the subject, but wasn't he fairly injury prone during his career at Bama? Either way, when 100%, I think he's the perfect type of back to find success in the NFL.
Also, Chris Mortenson is reporting that RG3 will undergo total reconstructive surgery of his ACL and LCL. Recovery time is 7-9 months. Dr. James Andrews will be performing the surgery.
I'm very interested in the cap space projections for 2013 and how it impacts all our teams. Seattle is looking like a future monster and New England and Denver still have plenty of room. The Colts and Bengals have that much to play with?? Wow. Those way over, like Dallas, NO, Pittsburgh and the Jets are going to have to get creative.
The article is from ESPN today: http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012...t-cap-strategy
2013 Cap Space
Arizona $3.6M -$723,000 Atlanta $307,000 $4.9M Baltimore $1.2M $15.7M Buffalo $9.8M $20.6M Carolina $3.6M -$11.8M Chicago $3.2M $13.3M Cincinnati $8.5M $55.1M Cleveland $14.3M $48.9M Dallas $2.3M -$18.2M Denver $11.5M $18.5M Detroit $486,000 -$1.1M Green Bay $7M $7.1M Houston $2.4M $12.9M Indianapolis $3.5M $46M Jacksonville $19.5M $22.1M Kansas City $14M $16.1M Miami $5.3M $35.8M Minnesota $8M $16.1M New England $5.6M $18.6M New Orleans $2.7M -$14.7M NY Giants $1M -$4.7M NY Jets $3.4M -$19.4M Oakland $4.5M -$4.5M Philadelphia $23M $5.2M Pittsburgh $758,000 -$10.8M San Diego $995,000 $8.7M San Fran $859,000 $3.9M Seattle $13.2M $18.6M St. Louis $247,000 $1.8M Tampa Bay $8.5M $31.3M Tennessee $12.8M $19.4M Washington $4.2M -$4M
On the eve of the regular-season finale, teams couldn't afford to think exclusively about the game.
They had to think about next season. Under the rules of the new collective bargaining agreement, teams had to designate how much money they wanted to carry over to the 2013 salary cap. The carryover provisions are new and important.
With the cap growing at only $300,000 a year, teams have to budget their cap over a multi-year basis. Last year's cap was $120.6 million, so general managers have to be smart about their spending.
The "haves'' are in good shape. The "have nots'' have to be creative. Thanks to the carryover, there is $350.7 million of cap room in 2013, but $200.3 million of carryover is part of that.
Eight teams, though, account for 79 percent million of total room. The Cincinnati Bengals saved $8.5 million of cap room in 2012 and made the playoffs for the second consecutive year. They have $55.1 million of room. The Cleveland Browns saved $14.3 million of room in 2012 and now have $48.9 million. After being tight against the cap in 2012, the Indianapolis Colts now have $46 million of room.
The Miami Dolphins have $35.8 million, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers $31.3 million, the Jacksonville Jaguars $22.1 million, the Buffalo Bills $20.6 million and the Tennessee Titans $19.4 million.
On the negative side, the New York Jets are $19.4 million over the cap. The Dallas Cowboys are $18.2 million over, the New Orleans Saints $14.7 million over and the Carolina Panthers $11.8 million over.
Denver will use a lot of their space to re-sign Ryan Clady.
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As for T'eo we'll see. The Raiders could use him with Rolando McClain being malcontent..I have to see the draft order to see possible landing spots with him.
The Rams at 16 should look for a receiver. Cordarrelle Patterson from Tennessee would be a perfect complement to Chris Givens who is a budding star in his own right. I liken Patterson to Julio Jones. He's 6'3 215 and fast as hell. He's a major league tackle breaker just like Julio as well. He even lined up at tailback quite a few times and ran Dive plays. He returns kicks with the best of them and may be the best reverse runner I've studied. He can make you miss as well...If he's not there - I'd go for his teammate Justin hunter wo was the reincarnation of AJ Green/Larry Fitz. 6'4 200 guy who is a deep ball/jump ball monster! He came back from a torn ACL which may scare teams but his production this past season says otherwise.. 73 catches for 1,083 yds and 9 TD's....
At RB in the 2nd round I'd look at forgotten star RB from Auburn named Michael Dyer -the hero of the BCS Championship game. He got kicked out of school and didn't play ball last season. You may be able to get him in the 3rd depending on how he gets his name back during the draft process. I think he's a first rd talent with Power, Balance and Speed...Although I'm not so sure you need a RB considering you drafted Isaiah Pead last season from Cincinatti with the 50 pick overall..Pair him with my boy baby Chris Johnson bka Daryl Richardson - and activate Baylor star Terrance Ganaway who can be the short yardage guy, and I see major potential in that stable. Pead is the truth - he's as fast as Richardson believe it or not. While weighing about 200 lbs. Ganaway is like 230-240 - and was the man that made that Baylor team pop with RG3..
As for the Safety position I like Craig Dahl personally. He's a pretty good tackler in that scheme. I just love that Defense period - i'd use most the draft on Offense.
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