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Discussion in 'NFL DRAFT / COLLEGE FOOTBALL' started by Shane Grandle, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Shane Grandle

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    The Rams this offseason have brought in a certain type of player to change their culture: leaders, captains, etc. But do you think they are okay with taking risks on players with personality issues?

    Caleb Brantley
    Ishmael Zamora
    Gereon Conley
    Dalvin Cook
    Joe Mixon
    Chad Kelly

    All of these guys have draft day slide written all over them for their off the field issues. What round are the Rams comfortable taking this type player? Is the new culture not going to allow these kind of selections?
     
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    It is hard to answer that without having details on the players indiscretions.

    If it is drugs or alcohol, then it isn't worth the risk IMO.

    If it is a rape accusation, then I am okay with that because it can be fake accusations or a woman leading a guy into a situation for gain.

    If it is just bad behavior, it depends on how deep it goes. If some guy has been in trouble because he has always felt entitled then no I don't want him.

    If they injured someone or stolen from them then that is a situational call.

    I woulda want Cam Newton but have no problem with Jamie's Winston.

    In that list Conley is the only one I consider.
     
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    As a Ram fan I apply the "Janoris Rule"

    If the player just likes to lots have sex and smoke lots pot I'm okay with drafting them - most pros know when to get high and have sex when they turn pro

    If you hurt people or like white oowder up your nose - then no way
     
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    IMO the short answer is no.

    You have a 31 years old, first year HC as an organization you want to limit his distractions. I believe the Rams should take the same approach they took in FA. Good, hard nosed football players without the baggage. The last thing you need to saddle a rookie HC with is troubled players who take the focus of the HC off coaching. McVay is going to be learning how to lead an entire organization, delagate responsibilties and deal with outside distractions he has not had to deal with before. Factor in dealing with media on a different level and what Rams marketing will make him do, I think its best to limit what you put on his plate. Bringing in a player who has questionable character is very risky.

    Feels like McVay needs time to put his stamp on the organization, bring in high character players who want to play and can be led. Then when you have established some credability you can start to take more chances on players.
     
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    You forgot Peppers & Foster.

    @Shane Grandle

    And....shoot Conley, Peppers, Foster, and Mixon....too good to pass up IMO.
     
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    Our front 7 with Foster would be absolutely nasty! If he fell to us in the 2nd round I'd almost have to take him.
     
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  7. Shane Grandle

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    I literally threw those names on the top of my head. Then 30 seconds after posting realized I missed 2 bigs ones.
     
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    He almost made it outta the first
     
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    I would take Zamora with our last pick.