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Rams select Cincinnati speedster Pead with 50th pick

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The St. Louis Rams have been searching for a change-of-pace back to complement Steven Jackson for quite awhile. With the 50th pick in this year’s draft, they got one in Cincinnati tailback Isaiah Pead.

Pead goes just 5-foot-10, 197, so he’s built like Bengals backup Bernard Scott. But Pead possesses 4.44 straight-line speed and averaged over 6.0 yards per carry in his college career. Pead also possesses punt return value.

Pead earned Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2011. He should help take some of the load off of the aging Jackson in new coach Jeff Fisher’s run-first attack.

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13 Responses to “Rams select Cincinnati speedster Pead with 50th pick”
  1. royalsfaninfargo says: Apr 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    How does a player from Cinncinati win Big Ten Offensive Player of the year award?

  2. lbijake says: Apr 27, 2012 8:31 PM

    Pead earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2011

    Must be damn fast as he played in the Big East.

  3. praetorian77 says: Apr 27, 2012 8:32 PM

    Eh, with all the picks they stockpiled, the Rams are already a better team. Their GM’s a genius.

  4. babyjebus says: Apr 27, 2012 8:33 PM

    “Pead earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2011.”

    Did Cincinnati join the Big Ten?

  5. blacknole08 says: Apr 27, 2012 8:38 PM

    Rams may have missed out on guys like Trent Richardson, Claiborne and Justin Blackman, but they have now drafted Brian Quick, Jenkins and now Pead, all with 2nd round picks.

    Rams are actually using their draft picks.

  6. shaunypoo says: Apr 27, 2012 8:49 PM

    Tells you the quality of play in the Big 10 if a player from the BEast won OPOY.

  7. emperorzero says: Apr 27, 2012 8:50 PM

    The Rams draft has been a total joke. They out smarted themselves in the first round. They hang on to the 33rd pick to draft a guy they could have gotten later. They swing for the fences with Jenkins. They could have gotten Lamichael James in the third round.

    This is a team that needs to be drafting polished guys from programs that know how to win. Not wasting picks on projects and risks. The way they are wasting their picks they should have just drafted Griffin and traded Bradford.

  8. olendosaysgobrowns says: Apr 27, 2012 8:53 PM

    Big Ten huh? Guess O State has a new team to pound on, lol. This is the same website that was talkin bout teams in the past tradin up to number 6 in round one, and said Tampa traded up to 6 to get Kellen Winslow.hmmmm maybe I could get a job here

  9. footballfanman says: Apr 27, 2012 9:07 PM

    Rams are going to be good in these coming years with all the talent they’re stockpiling.

  10. eddddddd says: Apr 27, 2012 9:20 PM

    I Pead………..that’s unfortunate.

  11. whodeybytches says: Apr 27, 2012 9:34 PM

    If Rams fans don’t want him, I would GLADLY take him for my Bengals. I was hoping we would take him in the 2nd round anyway. I’m tellin ya this guy is a STUD!

  12. l6ozbud says: Apr 27, 2012 9:50 PM

    Pead is a high character guy in addition to being a fantastic back. Rams fans and the city of St. Louis will be proud of him on and off the field.

  13. gregjennings85 says: Apr 27, 2012 10:38 PM

    I wanted the Packers to and him in the 2nd.

    Second best RB in the draft, in my mind.

    James can’t run as well inside, can’t block as well, and isn’t as good of a returner as Pead. Those are 3 very important areas for a rookie RB.

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