The 2008 NFL draft is now complete. The St. Louis Rams went in with many holes to fill.
Every talking head, expert and writer has now ranked the drafts. Let the debates begin.
Time will tell on how well this years Rams did their homework and drafted their needs. With the 2nd pick overall, the Rams acquired Chris Long, a defensive end out of the University of Virginia. Known as a tenacious pass rusher, Long will be a great compliment to Leonard Little on the front line.
Most experts had the Rams taking Glenn Dorsey the defensive tackle from LSU. I think head coach Scott Linehan and the rest of the Rams organization, did a great job of setting the Dorsey smoke screen.
The Rams last years #1 pick was Adam Carriker from Nebraska. Adam is a multi-talented defensive lineman, that can play defensive end or defensive tackle.
Did anyone notice that Adam has bulked up to 315 lbs.? I believe the Rams asked Adam to start the Krispy Kreme diet, because they knew they were taking Long.
This makes more sense to me than having bookend defensive tackles on the inside of the defensive line. Adam will move to the inside for good and Long will have a long and hopefully successful career next to him.
The Rams balance of the draft was as interesting as their first pick, but I will leave that to discussion at a later date.
With the pick of Chris Long, I believe the Rams have put together a defensive twosome, that we will be hearing about for years to come.
Hmm... years to come, hopefully the questions will be answered.
"See you on the hit side" #21