Jeff Fisher told the media at the NFL Owners Meeting that the Rams have yet to discuss trading the number 2 overall pick in this years draft. According to NFL.com, Fisher told the media that “We have not had any discussions about it, but that does’t mean that we won’t.”. He also stated that it is ‘highly unlikely’ that the Rams will get the same lucrative offer for this pick, like the one they received from the Redskins in the 2012 draft. A trade that set them up with this pick.
If the Rams were to keep the pick, they have many needs that need to be filled in the draft after they remained on the sidelines, for the most part, during free agency. Some of those needs include: an offensive lineman, a wide receiver and a safety. This years draft is deep at the offensive line and at wide receiver, but are a little slim on the safety spot, but that can be solved for the Rams at their other first round pick at 13. If they were to keep the pick, players like Auburn OT Greg Robinson or Clemson WR Sammy Watkins could be options for the Rams at 2.
Fisher hinted that the Rams would potentially pass on Watkins if he was on the board when they are on the clock. The Rams coach told the media: “I think with what we have on the roster right now, we can provide Sam (Bradford) with the talent to where we can win a lot of games,”.
This could all be a smoke screen, but it seems that if the team were to keep the pick, and not trade it, they would look to improve the offensive line or even go with South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. This name may come as a surprise, but Fisher boasted about the college stud at the meetings.
For now, things seem to be a little hush hush around the intentions the Rams have for May’s Draft, but for right now, it seems that they will stay put at 2 and 13.