Well we all got it wrong. Myself and the other writes here at RamsHerd. Kiper, McShay, Mayock…all of us, and I’m glad we did. No one had DE Robert Quinn from North Carolina falling to the Rams at 14. And this didn’t have the same feel as 2003 When DT Jimmy Kennedy fell to St. Louis. In ’03 there was a sense of dread that came along with the pick. Not last night, last night it was a sense of joy and excitement. I wasn’t in the War Room but I can imagine it took the Rams brass all of 4 seconds to make this pick.
There was also a sense of relief that came with the pick. Not relief that the guy we all wanted was still there but relief that the Rams didn’t choke away the pick. The Rams have made enough questionable picks in years past to leave fans holding their collective breath in situations like this. A small part of me (okay a large part of me) still thought they were going to take Corey Liuget. Who I am sure is a terrific person, but sir, you are no Robert Quinn. Worse yet I quietly thought to myself how am I going to react when they take Mark Ingram. Lucky for me and all Rams fans the Four Pillars were, not ignored, but maybe softened and the right pick was made. Here are some others who feel the same.
RamsHerd: Are Rams fans pleased? according to Will’s research Survey Says Yes
Bernie Miklasz: Don’t think about it! Just go with what makes sense
Sporting News: The Rams went to NY for the Draft and all they came away with was a nice pair of bookends
Fox Sports: Rams 1st pick didn't go as planned, so what do you do when the draft hands you lemons?...Draft a beast of a DE
Fans of Mizzou Illinois and all those St. Louis REPRESENT….and others with local ties can too. Watching the draft at The Post with Will we couldn’t help but notice the strong local presence in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft. And it wasn’t just us, others around us watching noticed too. And not just because we were watching a long field goal away from where 1st round pick Adrian Clayborn played his high school ball. Each time a Mizzou or Illinois player walked across the podium there were cheers and beers throughout The Post. It was a proud day for the local folk as 4 players with local ties went in round one, all in the top 20, in Aldon Smith (MIzzou #7), Blaine Gabbert (Mizzou/Parkway West #10), Corey Liuget (Illinois #18) and Adrian Clayborn (Iowa/Webster Groves #20). Pat ourselves on the back part of the story, for the first time ever the City of St. Louis produced two 1st round picks in one draft in Blaine Gabbert and Adrian Clayborn. WOOT!
And the 49ers draft….Dwayne Wade??!!
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