The St. Louis Rams owned the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and traded it away to the Washington Redskins in a blockbuster deal that gave Washington Robert Griffin III. But as we found out yesterday, the Rams traded away a 2012 No. 2 overall pick for a 2014 No. 2 overall pick which might allow them to repeat history.
The Rams actual pick is outside of the top 10 but the Redskins No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft is headed to St. Louis and according to Peter King’s MMQB column, the pick might not be done changing hands before the draft in April. King states that he spoke to Rams GM Les Snead who knows that the pick is coveted and hinted that he’d be open to working out a trade if one came along.
“There are going to be some teams that want to pick a quarterback and that could increase the value of our pick,” Snead said. “I have told people I’m not sure I know how to draft without multiple first-round picks, so I’m always going to be interested when it comes to making sure I can continue to do that.”
This should have been expected as the Rams have a plethora of talent across their roster, and despite still needing more of that young talent to be competitive in the NFC West, they can benefit from trading down, compiling picks and still coming out way ahead thanks tot he RGIII trade.
We don’t know what the NFL Draft will look like until later in 2014, but for now, the Rams have options ahead of them with the No. 2 overall pick and they have at rack history with trading said pick and reaping the reward that comes with it.