26 Apr 2008
ESPN's Michael Smith is reporting that the Rams have opted to make Virginia defensive end Chris Long the No. 2 overall selection in the draft. This would be the second year in a row that the Rams have spent a first-round pick on a defensive lineman. (They selected DT/DE Adam Carriker of Nebraska with the No. 13 overall pick last year.) We once again see that the NFL is a copycat league, as teams saw what a dominant four-man rush did for the Giants and try to follow suit.
This also means Atlanta at No. 3 will have the opportunity to pick between Glenn Dorsey and Matt Ryan. Personally, I don't think it makes sense to pick a quarterback at No. 3 and throw millions of dollars his way when your offensive line is just going to get him killed anyway.
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Five different teams from last year's DVOA top eight rank in the bottom half of the league through four weeks of 2014. What can we learn from other teams with similar starts in the past?