Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: St. Louis Rams could take Sammy Watkins with No. 2 pick


The 2014 NFL Draft is unlike any that has been seen in some time.

With no clear-cut player going at number one (although Jadeveon Clowney is becoming more the consensus), and no team ready to commit to wanting that first pick held by the Houston Texans, rumors of draft day trades and picks are picking up steam every day.

The latest comes from the St. Louis Rams camp, where the number two overall pick the draft sits right now.

The Rams have several glaring needs, which makes them a candidate to do just about anything in this draft. Some have them moving up to the number one pick to take Clowney, while other maintain that the Rams are set at the number two spot, and will go for a top offensive lineman.

But there is also a possibility that St. Louis may want the best wide receiver in the draft, Sammy Watkins.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch doesn’t think it’s too far out of the question.

“Despite all the signals from Rams Park about standing pat at wide receiver — including some public statements by coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead — it’s believed there are some in the building who would like to take Watkins.”

The Rams do have a couple of talented (but young) wide receivers in Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, and they did just pick up former Tennessee Titans wideout, Kenny Britt. With that much in the stable, it would be tough to imagine St. Louis using that pick for another receiver.

On the flip side, it’s tough to imagine letting Sammy Watkins get away if he’s sitting there, even that early in the draft.

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