Should the Rams look at need over BPA in the NFL Draft? –Audio

ESPN’s Louis Riddick joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about the NFL Draft, what he sees in this draft, the QBs and the question Mariota and Winston face, and they discussed the Rams plan heading into the draft, and the question of need or best player?

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Rams News Daily Summary: April 26

Draft in Depth: Punters and Kickers + Rams Needs –PD

Catching Up With Marques Hagans –St.LouisRams.com
Football and Family. For many pro athletes, and anyone that can relate to the struggle of finding a flush work/life balance amidst a life-consuming career can assimilate with how the two forces can counter each other at times.

Rams Scout’s Tales: Ray Agnew –St.LouisRams.com
There are numerous ways NFL teams acquire players, and the Rams’ scouting staff is always hard at work trying to find the next guy who can help them win

Rams Draft Preview: Defensive Line –Wagoner
The NFL draft is set to begin April 30 and the St. Louis Rams hold six picks in this year’s selection process. For the next week and a half, we’ll take a look at a different position every day with what the Rams have in place at a position, what they need, when they might address it and some possible fits.

Chris Long Could be Heading into his Last Year in St. Louis –PFT
No NFL team has invested more resources in its defensive line than the Rams. But the centerpiece of that defensive line may be heading into his last season in St. Louis.

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay 3-Round Mock Draft Has Rams Addressing Top Needs, Not QB –TST
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay took turns alternating picks for the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. Who are the St. Louis Rams grabbing with their first three?

ESPN’s Bill Polian Talks NFL Draft –Audio

Dave Peacock on Stadium Presentation to NFL –Fox 2 Video

Bucky Brooks of NFL Media Talks NFL Draft Prospects –Video

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Draft in Depth: Punters and Kickers + Rams Needs –PD

• By Jim Thomas

CREAM OF THE CROP

PLAYER POS SCHOOL HT. WT.

KYLE LOOMIS P Portland St. 6-2 221

Led nation in punting for second straight season, with a 46.0-yard average.

JUSTIN MANTON K La.-Monroe 6-3 196

Attempted just 32 field goals in first three seasons, then made 20 of 24 in ’14.

JOSH LAMBO K Texas A&M 6-0 216

A 2008 Major League Soccer draft pick, started kicking footballs in 2012.

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Catching Up With Marques Hagans –St.LouisRams.com

By Julia Faron

Football and Family. For many pro athletes, and anyone that can relate to the struggle of finding a flush work/life balance amidst a life-consuming career can assimilate with how the two forces can counter each other at times. For former St. Louis Rams wide receiver and fifth-round draft pick out of Virginia, Marques Hagans, the two have combined to form an easy synergy of his two lifelong passions.

Hagans was a four-year letter winner at UVa and currently sits at No. 7 all-time in passing with 4,877 yards. Despite his collegiate success at quarterback, Hagans was drafted in 2006 by the Rams to play receiver and punt returner. Humbled at the chance to compete in the NFL, albeit at a position he hadn’t played in two years, he was ushered into a room coached by former Rams’ great receiver Henry Ellard, along with coveted veterans Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Dane Looker.

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