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.
17 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2008, 2:56pm by MJK
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?