I'm not ashamed to say that I was a member of the "Draft Suh" contingent among Rams fans, as were many of us. In the first rev of our 2010 Mock Draft, back in February of last year, I made Suh the pick, and figured to find another route to a starting quarterback. Perhaps Jimmy Clausen, perhaps Colt McCoy, perhaps (and this was my wish) a trade for Kevin Kolb. However, there's not a day that goes by since Bradford's first day of training camp -- when I got to see him play for the first time -- that I haven't been grateful that we got our QB when we did, and that Devaney and company made the choice they made.
This morning, I was browsing through some scouts' draft boards (New Era Scouting, Optimum Scouting, Walter Football), and was reminded of those Rams fans who very vocally argued that none of the 2010 draft class was worth it, that our QB of the future lay in the 2011 draft.... Looking at the draft boards out there right now, especially with Andrew Luck back in school, I think it's safe to say this wasn't the case.
@RamsHerd but, but, but... Jake Locker!!
(Heh. I sincerely hope Pete Carroll gives in to hometown sentiment and takes Locker ... Oshiomogho Atogwe could probably make the Hall of Fame with two matchups per year against the wild-armed Washington prospect.)
The falling dominos of fate are funny things. If you change out a small one, it changes, however subtly, the way the next ones fall. If you change out one as big as this -- the #1 pick, with the future of the franchise in his hands -- the complexion of the entire season changes, and maybe the entire franchise.
Here's my view on what would have been, after the break...