Rams GM Les Snead further discussed the possibility of trading their No. 2 overall pick that they got from the Washington Redskins as a part of the Robert Griffin III trade.
“I don’t want to sit here and go, ‘Guess what, we’re trading back no matter what,‘” Snead said, via ESPN.com. “You’ve always got to prepare for: What if you’re there and nobody wants to trade? What if you actually want to take a player? I think it just helps you thoroughly prepare that if you do move back, if you move back to this slot, what type of player, who do you think you’ll be picking from there? The thing you’ve got to evaluate is is that worthwhile depending on what you get?”
If the Rams are to trade the pick, it seems likely that an NFL team would have their eye on one of the quarterback prospects like Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel and possibly even South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.
“I think it’s a good draft, quality players,” Snead said. “Now, I think what always happens at the top of the draft is, who needs QBs? How many QBs do people think are worthy? Then it’s just a supply and demand thing. Last year there were no QBs that went early. This year, you just don’t know that yet. Because the other teams have got to decide we need a QB, that’s a guy. Or those two are our guys. I think that’s what determines that.”
Snead added that although the pick is clearly worth a good deal, it’s hard to determine the exact value as free agency is still over two months away. According to Snead, the Rams haven’t received any phone calls from interested, but I’m sure that will change once April rolls around.
Peter King of MMQB.com spoke with Rams GM Les Snead on Sunday and mentions that the Rams are “open for business” with regards to trading the No. 2 overall pick.
“There are going to be some teams that want to pick a quarterback and that could increase the value of our pick,” Snead said. “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.”
According to King, St. Louis would like to get another first-round pick out in a trade for the No. 2 pick, assuming that this is a possibility.
Given that there are a number of NFL who are in need of help at quarterback, it is at least conceivable that the Rams could find interest in a team looking to move up for help at the position. The Jaguars, Browns, Raiders and Vikings are sitting behind the Rams, which means St. Louis could move out of the No. 2 spot much like they did in 2012.
It’s also not out of the realm of possibilities that someone could have interest in moving up for South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, who is considered to be one of the best defensive end prospects in years.
All things considered, the Rams continue to be in an enviable situation when it comes to the NFL draft.