According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, word around the league and at UCF pro day is that the Rams are “actively shopping” the No. 2 overall right now.
This isn’t the first time the idea of the Rams trading out of the No. 2 spot has come up.
Rams GM Les Snead mentioned shortly after the regular season concluded that they are “open for business” with their first-round pick.
“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?“
Many assumed that teams would want to move up to No. 2 for a quarterback, but there is no guarantee that an NFL is willing to part with additional draft picks for any of the prospects in this year’s draft class. If Houston were to take a quarterback at No. 1 overall, St. Louis could hold an auction for DE Jadeveon Clowney.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more regarding this topic in the coming weeks