According to Peter King of TheMMQB.com, Rams general manager Les Snead told him that they’re opening to trading down from the number two overall pick in next May’s NFL draft.
As Rams GM Les Snead (a native of Eufaula, Ala.) sat in a Seahawks luxury box Sunday, watching the early games to see where his team would be picking in the May draft, he saw an unknown wideout, Jerrel Jernigan, lead the Giants to a win over Washington … and hand the Rams Washington’s No. 2 overall pick. Jernigan’s a Eufaula kid too, and had six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, plus a 49-yard touchdown run. “He went to my high school,” said Snead. “He was the quarterback on the team, and I’m watching him, and here he is, helping us get the No. 2 pick.” Snead made it clear that, with the second pick, the Rams are open for business. He’d like to get an extra first-rounder out of the deal if possible, and with a major bargaining chip like Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater (if the Louisville quarterback comes out, as expected) in play, he may be able to reach his goal. “There are going to be some teams that want to pick a quarterback,” said Snead, “and that could increase the value of our pick. I have told people I’m not sure I know how to draft without multiple first-round picks, so I’m always going to be interested when it comes to making sure I can continue to do that.”
I could see the Rams trading down and still taking a quarterback in the late first or early second round. I’m not sure head coach Jeff Fisher is sold on Sam Bradford. They could also use another running back.