A ton of Rams fans on social media are saying they're disappointed because they wanted Manziel or Watkins. But seriously, Robinson and Donald? Our lines just got beefier and our D-line could be the start of something big. You've gotta be able to play big boy football in the NFC West. Flash doesn't get you that. I love our picks.
It's also hilarious most pundits are saying we had one of the best first rounds. I know you can't put stock in that. But it's funny seeing what losing football gets you: bitter, cynical fans that nay say everything, including a 1st round that is being lauded as the best.
I like our draft a lot so far. Fan reaction is to be expected though. Linemen, especially ones not names Clowney, aren't exciting. But, they are necessary.
Robinson: I've heard him compared to Pace. If he's Orlando Pace 2.0, we just won the lottery. I kinda wanted Watkins there, but we need an OT more. Going in I viewed Matthews and Robinson as the same thing largely because I don't know enough to know any better. So, I wouldn't have minded trading back a few spots to get whichever one was still there and a pick to go along with it. But, that wasn't necessarily an option. And, if Robinson has the highest ceiling of any OT in the draft, you won't hear any complaints from me.
Donald: Caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting a DT there for a second. I thought we might go Ha ha or Dennard, maybe Mosely, or even a trade to later in the round. But, I wasn't expecting a DT for a second. But one reason I wouldn't have minded taking Clowney at 2 instead of trading back (had he been available) is that what every championship team has in common moreso than a good QB is that they do one thing great. D-Line was already getting there. This might have pushed it way over the edge. 4 young 1st round D-Linemen on the same line? The line could be scary now. I'm excited to see how it plays out.