The St. Louis Rams are in a good position heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. With the No. 2 pick up for grabs the Rams don’t need a quarterback after signing Sam Bradford as the No. 1 overall pick in 2010. That means the can trade the pick to a team in need of a top notch QB, likely Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III who is expected to go No. 2 just behind Stanford star QB Andrew Luck.
While speculation has surrounded whether the team would trade for the April draft those rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff announced that the team would make a deal under the right terms.
Defmoff says head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead went to the NFL combine with an open mind but he told the Associate Press:
“I think coach Fisher and Les have been upfront that we will listen to offers for the (hash)2 pick. I didn’t see anything in the report that differed from their statements.”
League source confirmed the potential for trading the No. 2 pick when they revealed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday that the Rams are already in discussions with No. 4 pick the Cleveland Browns along with the Washington Redskins (No. 6) and the Miami Dolphins (No. 8).
If that report is correct the Redskins could be ready to give up a sixth-overall pick in the draft and their No. 1 pick the following year plus two other selections in order to acquire the Rams No. 2 draft spot.
The Rams seemed most interested in picking up Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil and Oklahoma wide receiverJustin Blackmon after interviewing the young men at the NFL combine. Those picks would allow the St. Louis Rams to immediately fill some big holes in their offensive structure.
Washington and Miami at this time seem to be the best bet for trading options as both teams are in desperate need of a good quarterback and coaches from both organizations interviewed Robert Griffin III after his impressive 40-yard dash ranked in the top 5 overall at the combine.
Do you think trading the No. 2 draft pick is the right decision for the St. Louis Rams?