If either the Houston Texans or St. Louis Rams decide to trade down, it should come as no surprise.
After all, it was just two years ago that the Rams decided to trade out of the #2 spot so that the Washington Redskins could come up to select former Baylor Bears’ quarterback Robert Griffin III, which is why the Rams have the second overall pick this season.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there is a “growing sense” both the Texans and Rams want to trade down.
The Texans and the Rams hold the first two picks in the draft. And there’s a growing sense that both teams really want to trade down.
The thinking in some league circles is that the Texans would like to trade down and take linebacker Khalil Mack. The thinking is that the Rams would like to trade back and select tackle Jake Matthews.
Mack has been linked to the Texans often recently and they may believe that getting a pass rusher of Mack’s skill set and acquiring extra assets is a better value than drafting Jadeveon Clowney. The same can possibly be said for the Rams with Matthews and Greg Robinson.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been rumored to covet the #2 selection to select Johnny Manziel, so they could potentially be a partner for either of these teams.