What the St. Louis Rams do with the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has been one of the most interesting topics to debate about before the draft, but they have a difficult decision to make at No. 13, too, and it could depend on what they do with the second overall pick. I think the Rams best option is to trade down, but they could also stay put and net a top prospect like Sammy Watkins (need), Jake Matthews, or Jadeveon Clowney (stack up their already elite DE duo).
Their options at 13 are less clear, as they could take a wide receiver if they don’t snag one earlier, but it’s more likely that they get help in the secondary. I’ve usually mocked Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Rams there, and I still think he’d be an excellent pick for them due to his ability to play at either safety position with his big-time instincts and ball skills (they also have a sizeable need for a starting safety).
But the Rams could also go for a top cornerback, even if safety is a bigger need overall. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jim Thomas reports that Virginia Tech Hokies CB Kyle Fuller will visit the team next week, and Fuller has had a meteoric rise in draft stock over the past few months. After not being mentioned as a first-round pick, he’s shot up as a potential top 20 pick, and there are rumblings that he could be one of the first corners taken off the board (right up there with Justin Gilbert). I think it’s better for the Rams to wait to see if a corner will slip and take him in the second, and I wouldn’t take Fuller that high, even if he can excel in the slot or on the outside.