The Field Goal: Aftermath Draft 2003 Part One
By Rams Nation's Oscar F Lopez
The strong ,powerful and lightning quick Kennedy has oustanding leverage.
His conditioning is to be admired, coming from Penn State. His athletic ability
is also well documented with 78 tackles. Given all the Draft hoopla, the Rams
came out with what everybody considered the best in the draft and he could turn
out to be a great player.
The overall view of Pisa Tinoisamoa is that he has some things to improve on
but given some playing time he can contribute greatly at special teams. The
developing of this young man into what some perceive as a strong safety will
benefit the defensive side of the ball. His instincts and reaction time will
be key. Given a chance to contribute, Pisa will soon show why he was a second
The perception of Kevin Curtis is too little to late. With his lack of commitment
to football overall the last three seasons. Everyone is questioning the acquisition
of a prospect with a lot of question marks. Kevin has good size and runs routes
soundly. The NFL is a totally different monster. The gamble here I believe is
for the Rams to insert him and prepare him to be a 4th receiver just like the
departed Ricky Proehl. He has good body mechanics with catching the ball on
the run. His work ethic is probably the deciding factor for his 3rd round selection.
The selection of Shaun McDonald in the 4th round was a surprise to many. He
was slotted to be taken in the early 3rd. But no matter now. The Arizona State
prospect is well on his way to proving he is the real deal. McDonald has quick
and fast speed. His route seperation is oustanding. His fearless approach down
the middle will boast well for the offensive minded Rams. His lack of size physically
will be tested bigtime against the divisions large cornerbacks.
The overall review for four rounds was that the homework was done.Good value
from key needs was the end result.
Charlie Armey and Mike Martz begin in actuality Year One of Mike Martz.