Rams GM Les Snead tells Greg Bedard of MMQB.com that they have already talked to “multiple teams” regarding trade possibilities.
“We have had some conversations with multiple teams,” Snead said. “They’re more flirtatious calls than anything. We have numbers 2 and 13, but Houston has number one. Nobody can really seriously chat with us until they are happy with at least two players. I think what might happen as we get closer to the draft, maybe it comes to fruition what Houston is going to do, maybe it doesn’t, you have more serious talks probably the week of the draft going, ‘Hey, if our player is there at 2, this is what we’re going to offer.’ I think it will get more serious.“
It really seems like the only way the Rams are going to be able to move the No. 2 overall pick is if South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney drops to them or if some team really falls in love with one of this year’s quarterbacks and is prepared to jump ahead of the Jaguars and Browns to get him.
Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that sources expect an “offensive tackle heavy draft” from the Seahawks this year.
According to Pauline’s sources, the Seahawks are looking for a tackle who is capable of playing both the left and right tackle position in the event that they are unable to re-sign Russell Okung to a long-term contract.
Okung still has two years remaining on his current deal, but the Seahawks will need to careful with their cap if they are to lock up players like S Earl Thomas, CB Richard Sherman and QB Russell Wilson in the coming years.
We have the Seahawks taking Virginia OT Morgan Moses at the end of the first-round in our recently updated 2014 NFL Mock Draft.
Sticking with Tony Pauline, the Buccaneers are reportedly hoping to walk away from this year’s draft with “at least” one offensive tackle and/or guard who is capable of starting at the next level.
According to Pauline, the Buccaneers are specifically looking for a guy who is versatile and capable of playing multiple positions.
Tampa Bay has already signed Anthony Collins and Evan Dietrich-Smith to a long-term contracts this offseason, but some more depth could probably go a long way in the end.
Jim Wyatt reports that UCLA OLB Anthony Barr will meet with the Titans on Tuesday.
Wyatt also reports that Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan recently visited with the Titans and Tennessee OT Ja’Wuan James will meet with the team as well.
Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt confirmed that they are looking to add a running back in the draft.
“We are not at our number that we’d carry into training camp,” Whisenhunt said, per Wyatt. “So we are going to look at … having enough players at that position.”
Tony Pauline mentioned that “the belief” is that the Titans are the “front-runner” to select Towson RB Terrance West.
Virginia CB Kyle Fuller has been generating some positive buzz from NFL evaluators in recent weeks and it appears as though NFL teams have plenty of interest in his as well.
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Fuller has already had private workouts with the Colts and Panthers.
Wilson adds Fuller will also be visiting with the Bears, Bengals, Raiders, Jets and Broncos in the coming weeks.
We have Fuller going to the Cardinals in the first round our recently updated 2014 NFL Mock Draft.
NFL Draft Notes:
- Towson RB Terrance West has worked out for the Falcons. (Tony Pauline)
- Indiana WR Cody Latmer will visit with the Chargers in the coming weeks. (Tony Pauline)
- Troy University QB Deon Anthony is working out for the Chargers on April 22 as a wide receiver. (Aaron Wilson)
- The Eagles worked out Rutgers WRs Brandon Coleman and Quron Pratt on Monday. (Tony Pauline)
- New Mexico OL Darryl Johnson will work out for the Chargers and Saints. (Tony Pauline)
- Georgia State OL John Ulrich has visits lined up with the Seahawks and Falcons. (Tony Pauline)
- South Carolina DE/OLB Chaz Sutton met with the Texans and Raiders. (Tony Pauline)
- Boise State DT Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe met with the Chargers. (Michael Gehlken)