Rams Are Open to Trading Number Two Overall Pick in 2012 Draft
The St. Louis Rams currently hold the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Considering the fact that they already have a franchise passer in Sam Bradford, it’s pretty clear they won’t be spending that pick on Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.
The Rams could stand pat and grab the guy they want. Or they could trade down for extra compensation, and still get the prospect they covet. According to the St. Louis-Dispatch, it’s not just a possibility anymore, but Jeff Fisher and the Rams are openly admitting they’re considering all of their options involving the selection.
“There are going to be teams that have some interest in that pick,” Fisher said. “What we do will define the future of this franchise moving forward.”
We’ve been guessing for months that the Cleveland Browns, who own the number four and 22nd overall picks in the first round, appear on paper to be the perfect trade partners. Cleveland is also expected to be in the market for a quarterback, and if they deem Griffin III to be worth the price-tag of two first-rounders, they could pull the trigger.
Other teams surely to be at least in rumors to be interested going forward are the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks.
If and when the Rams do trade down, the hot names they’ll be targeting continue to be wide receiver Justin Blackmon or offensive tackle prospects, Riley Reiff and Matt Kalil.
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