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BTSC 2009 Community Mock Draft - Pick #2 by the St. Louis Rams: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

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The BTSC Community Mock Draft is rolling along, many thanks to PsychoSalameh, for his write-up on the St. Louis Rams and the 2nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.  I'm sure it will generate plenty of discussion and controversy. The Kansas City Chiefs and gimpsta7 are on the clock for the 3rd overall pick. When you complete your draft pick please send the pick to behindthesteelcurtain@gmail.com when it's your turn to select. Thanks! -DYM-

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The St. Louis Rams are in the process of re-building after a dismal tenure under former head coach Scott Linehan.   The 2009 season will bring a new era in St. Louis with former Giants Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, being brought in to turn the team around and to infuse the Rams with some of the magic that the 2007 Giants defense had under Spagnuolo and company.  This off season the Rams have let go some of the last remnants of the 1999 Super Bowl winning franchise by releasing Orlando Pace and Torry Holt.

With the turnaround that Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins were able to manufacture last season, the hopes are high in St. Louis that the new regime will be able to turn the Rams back into Champions.


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With the second pick overall, I think the Rams would like to get an offensive lineman. I think Jason Smith out of Baylor would be the right thing to do here, but steelerark picked him for the Lions at #1.   I'm think the Rams are going to go out  limb here and pick Jerry Rice Michael Crabtree. 

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I'm not saying he is as good as Jerry Rice, but that he had a great college career and he is an absolute monster in the open field. He has amazing hands, great route running ability, and is definitely not afraid to go after the ball. 

One variable that has scouts, GM's, and coaches curious about is his left foot;  Crabtree revealed before the NFL Combine that he has a stress fracture, and had surgery on his foot on March 4th.  According to doctors the surgery went well and a full and complete recovery is expected.

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The Rams' receiving corp is almost non existent, last season Issac Bruce signed as a Free Agent with the 49ers and Torry Holt was released last week. Michael Crabtree could really become the face of the franchise for years to come and help bring Marc Bulger back to pro-bowl form.  Crabtree's has great instincts and he is pretty fast.  Not as fast as Darious Heyward-Bey, but his speed gets an A.  I honestly think Crabtree could become a franchise wide-receiver in the NFL one day.

Again, the St. Louis Rams will take Michael Crabtree with the second overall pick in the first round.

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BTSC 2009 Community Mock Draft Team Selections

#1 -Jason Smith, Detroit Lions