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NFL Draft Rumors: St. Louis Rams eyeing Jadeveon Clowney at No. 2 overall?


The Jacksonville Jaguars have the third overall pick in the NFL Draft this year but the player the covet over all others may be gone at No. 2. South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney is a freak of nature and he’s one of the top prospects — if not the top prospect — in the entire class.

This has Jaguars fans nervous about not just the Houston Texans, who looked poised to take a quarterback to the relief of fans in Jacksonville, but also the St. Louis Rams at No. 2 overall. The Rams are a wild card that could trade the pick to someone who wants Clowney or could take him themselves.

Per the Florida Union-Times:

Fisher has a bigger need for an offensive lineman than a pass rusher and he has been expected to take Greg Robinson of Auburn or Jake Matthews of Texas A&M in the draft at the second spot. Matthews is the son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthew, who once played for Fisher.

Still, Fisher has opened the door for Clowney and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch even has the Rams taking him in their mock draft.

The Rams indeed have a pressing need on the offensive line but Clowney seems to be a true home run prospect. St. Louis’ defense is loaded but they play in the same division as the Seahawks, so no defense is too much defense.

We don’t know what will happen in the draft but it’s clear they Clowney is an X-factor and the Jaguars are very nervous about the team picking ahead of them and their intentions with him.

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft 2014 St. Louis Rams

  • Bobby Postma

    The rams won’t pick him. They want more picks and to trade down so they are using a smoke screen for teams to trade. I’m not worried at all. Besides, I prefer khalil Mack anyways

    • ricdram

      I am NOT SURE WHO the Rams will pick @ #2 or that WILL trade down. Snead/Fisher are sneaky that way. I welcome any of these 4 with the #2 : Watkins,Clowny,Robinson or
      Mack. All 4 are game changers.Good luck to the Jags with the 3rd!

      • Bobby

        For the first time since I can remember. I’m not worried about us picking the wrong person. I’ve been disappointed the last 6 years other then last year. But let’s see how clowney does at his pro day today