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Rams GM says team needs to be prepared with No. 2 pick


Thanks to the trade that paved the way for the Washington Redskins to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III, the St. Louis Rams enter the offseason with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

There will be plenty of teams looking to snag their quarterback of the future and others with an eye on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, so there could be a few opportunities for the Rams to trade out of the spot and add more picks to their arsenal.

Of course, there is the chance that the team will not find a trade partner, so general manager Les Snead says that the Rams must be prepared for all options.

“I think they’re always open,” Snead said, via theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I don’t want to sit here and go — guess what, we’re trading back no matter what. You’ve always got to prepare for if you’re there and nobody wants to trade.”

If the Rams stay put, Clowney would be an intriguing option for the Rams, who already have one of the  most impressive defensive lines in football, but they could also go with a top offensive tackle like Jake Matthews to ensure that Sam Bradford stays standing in 2014.

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