Rams seeking a suitor for the 2nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft?

TGC Rams Table at NFL Draft

The NFL draft is just under 50 days away. One of the more intriguing teams this year is the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are primed with the 2nd overall pick as a result of the 2012 RGIII trade with the Washington Redskins. The Rams are also armed with the 13th pick in the draft following a 7-9 season. Meeting of the minds With NFL executives making their way to Orlando on Wednesday for the pro day of highly-touted, University of Central Florida … [Read more...]

NFL Cap Management: Some trades don’t make dollars or sense

TGC NFL Trades Dollars and Sense

It’s easy to throw out the notion of a trade; the idea to get equal or greater value, putting your club in a better CAP situation and or with a prime pick in the coming draft.  If only it were that easy. Real time example Player finds himself on a team entering 2013 League Year (LY) almost $24.0M over projected CAP.  His individual charge as a Top 51 on his roster is $9.0M calculated; $3.0M in 1 year proration of past guarantees, $3.0M in … [Read more...]

A narrow focus can blur the “big picture” when scouting NFL talent

TGC Focus F

San Francisco GM Trent Baalke recently said, "From a philosophical standpoint, we’re not going to be major players in free agency."  Green Bay’s Ted Thompson has stated, “From (former Packers general manager) Ron Wolf, first and foremost. He's who I went to work for in '92, and he was a strong believer that you build the core of your team around the draft."  Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik added, “Obviously in Tampa, it’s a cliché — a lot of us like … [Read more...]