According to Michael Smith of ESPN, Mike Holmgren will be attempting to pry the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft away from the St. Louis Rams. Holmgren clearly wants to draft former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, and says he’s willing to deal most of his draft picks in 2010 and perhaps even a few in 2011.
“(The Rams) shouldn’t do it,” Holmgren told Smith. “Indications are they won’t do it. The worst they can say is no.” Smith also goes on to say that Holmgren says their is a slim chance the Browns draft a quarterback early because he feels they have several other pressing needs.
It would be a wise move by Holmgren because, from where I’m sitting, Jimmy Clausen is not worth a top-10 pick and attempting to trade up early in the second round or late in the first round for Colt McCoy would probably be the better value for Cleveland.
There are even talks that, if Clausen falls out of the top 10, he could fall out of the first round entirely.
But from the Rams point of view, if they can move back and get a whole lot of picks, why not do it? They have needs at nearly every position except running back and grabbing most of the Browns’ picks would go a long way in helping them rebuild their team.
But if Holmgren is able to pull off this trade, he had better hope that Bradford is the next Peyton Manning. Because if he’s not, the Walrus could be out of Cleveland as quickly as he came in.