Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the exterior of Radio City Music Hall before the 2013 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Rams interested in trading down from No. 2


NFL Draft rumors are starting to kick into full force, as we get ready for draft season to go into full force. One of the most intriguing teams at the top of the draft will be the St. Louis Rams, who hold the No. 2 overall pick and could influence how the remainder of the draft plays out.

If St. Louis goes with offensive tackle Jake Matthews, the teams below them will still have their main targets on the board. However, St Louis could always change things up and go with Jadeveon Clowney or one of the top quarterbacks.

Then, there is the trade option.

If St. Louis has their way, it appears that they will trade back in the draft with one of the teams hoping to get a top signal-caller or Clowney at the top of the draft.

“After speaking with those contacts, the St. Louis Rams are definitely looking to trade down from the second-overall pick. The Rams feel that in order for a good trade market to develop, they need two quarterback prospects to emerge from the group of Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Fresno State’s Derek Carr,” said Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com.

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly been interested in trading up to select Johnny Manziel, so that is a potential trade partner for St. Louis.

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out, so we will have to keep an eye on the Rams in the coming months.

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  • Gary Stewart

    they need 2 to emerge my guess is the rams want it to be exactly 2 because 3 means one less team in the bidding war !! would you agree??

  • gbaby42092

    If Texans chose clowney, hope Bortles Manziel, Carr, have good pro days and combines, So teams go crazy for a specific QB.. or if Texans chose manziel or bortles hope the other qbs n clowney do great so we get alot of picks from a team.. trade with Cleveland they may want carr he did the best in practice for the senior bowl throw in the wind.. accurate. Lets See how bortles n manziel could throw in the wind. Get their 2 1st rounds n a 2nd n 3rd this year or get a their #4 n get their 1st next year with their 2nd n 3rd this year.. but I want Beptise CB from Nebraska big corner, pryor SS from Louisville, Hageman DT from Minnesota, Skov LB from stanford, or Georgia techs LB he looks the part n plays good. Grab McGill CB from utah big corner, gabe jackson OG or yankey OG