Aug 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead (24) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Rams’ Isaiah Pead was ‘subject of some trade talks during the draft’


The St. Louis Rams had a solid draft again, thanks in part to the extra picks they received from the Washington Redskins from the trade that allowed them to select Robert Griffin III. In the third round, the Rams drafted Auburn running back Tre Mason but that selection created a crowded backfield and Bleacher Report’s NFL insider Dan Pompei says that as a result Isaiah Pead, a second-round pick in the 2012 draft, was the subject of some trade discussions.

From Bleacher Report:

The Rams’ drafting of Tre Mason created a crowd at running back and may have signaled the end of Isaiah Pead‘s time in St. Louis. With Zac Stacy and Daryl Richardson already on the roster, Pead, a second-round pick in 2012, was the subject of some trade talks during the draft.

Since Mason was drafted in the third round, these discussions likely came on Saturday for the later rounds in the draft. Pead hasn’t really made an impact on the Rams rushing game. He only had seven carries for 21 yards and is more of a special teams player than running back.

Zac Stacy has been the lead back and carried the ball 250 yards for 973 yards in 2013.

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