Morning Ram-blings: Prospect sorting

ST. LOUIS -- There was no shortage of future NFL talent on the field in the BCS championship game Monday night as Florida State stormed back to knock off Auburn.

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah was in attendance at the Rose Bowl and gave a quick take on 10 of the best players he saw.

Not all of the 10 players are certain to enter the NFL draft, but the ones that do will almost certainly be on the Rams' (and every other team's) radar. At first glance, plenty of those players would make sense in helping fill the Rams' needs.

Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson, whom Jeremiah described as the most dominant player on the field, would certainly make sense for the Rams. His ability as a run blocker would make him nearly an ideal fit in the Rams' run-heavy scheme.

Florida State tackle Cameron Erving is another tackle prospect who could draw plenty of interest early in the draft.

Seminoles cornerback/safety LaMarcus Joyner (a personal favorite of mine) would make a lot of sense filling a role similar to what Tyrann Mathieu did for Arizona as a nickel corner and possible free safety.

There's a long way to go between now and the draft but it looks like there will be plenty of talent available in this year's draft.


A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we discussed the possibility of expanded playoffs and what it could mean to the Rams. ... Next, we took a fun look at how the Rams spent their time watching and rooting during Monday night's BCS title game between Auburn and Florida State. ... Finally, we examined Joe Barksdale's future as a possible starter at right tackle.


One player the Rams surely had their eye on in the aforementioned BCS title game was Auburn's Robinson. He declared for the NFL draft on Tuesday.

It's only tangentially related to the Rams but Kevin Seifert had a good read on how Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears isn't out of line with the going rate for quarterback in today's market.

I've seen plenty of questions about the possibility of the Rams adding some now former members of the Tennessee Titans coaching staff. It doesn't appear there's anything imminent and Fisher has already said he doesn't expect any changes to his staff but Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky wrote about the possibility of one key Titans assistant potentially heading to the Giants.

Pro Football Focus selected Houston's J.J. Watt as the league's Defensive Player of the Year with the Rams' Robert Quinn finishing second.

Turf Show Times points out that the Rams could be in the mix to be the featured team on Hard Knocks this summer.

NFL.com has its "Play of the Year" nominees up and Tavon Austin's 98-yard punt return is included in the top 20.