The St. Louis Rams traded up in the 2013 NFL Draft to select West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. This season, Austin showed why the Rams traded up to draft him with a number of big, game-breaking plays, but that may not stop the Rams from adding another talent on the outside high in this year’s draft.
With two first-round picks, the Rams will have some flexibility on the direction they will go in the 2014 draft, and one move they could make is adding Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who is the consensus No. 1 wide receiver available.
Mel Kiper of ESPN provided some insight in his latest ESPN Insider piece.
“The Rams could move off the No. 2 pick they have from Washington,” Kiper wrote. “But a year after drafting Tavon Austin, they could still use an elite perimeter receiver to challenge for balls in the air and stretch defenses over the top.”
If the Houston Texans take Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 1 pick, then there could be a number of teams looking to trade up to select South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. By trading down, the Rams would be able to continue stockpiling high picks and still land a talent like Watkins.
It would be a move that you would have to consider a success.
With their second of two first-round picks, St. Louis could still add a talented offensive tackle prospect to keep Sam Bradford standing upright next season.
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