The idea may sound ridiculous for the St. Louis Rams to trade out of the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. It is a pick that the Rams got in the Robert Griffin III trade and it leaves the Rams in a position where they have two of the top 13 picks overall. St. Louis has 12 overall picks in this year’s draft but it is those first two picks that get the most attention and what happens with the No. 1 pick could have a huge effect on what the Rams do with the second pick.
If Houston trades out of that pick with a team like Atlanta, who appear to have Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson highly rated, and the Falcons take Robinson, it leaves a big question. Jadeveon Clowney is going to be still on the board and there are plenty of teams that would love to get their hands on a player who could be the best defensive lineman to come out in the last 30 years. Would the Rams consider the idea of trading back a few spots to get even more picks that could be used later in the draft to move back up?
Would a team like the Cleveland Browns want to trade their two first-round picks to move up two spots to get Clowney or even Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins or maybe Johnny Manziel? If a trade like that happened, the Rams would have the No. 4, 13 and 26 overall picks and would allow St. Louis to get three high-impact players to compete in what is a loaded NFC West these days. It is an interesting scenario to say the least.
It is more likely that the Rams stay where they are at with the No. 2 pick and select someone like Robinson or Watkins but there are some positions where the team could improve. The Rams were 27th in passing yards last season and Sam Bradford hasn’t proved that he can stay on the field for a full 16-game schedule constantly. Is there a scenario out there where the Rams trade Bradford during this draft? At this point in time, anything appears possible with how many teams want to move up or down in this year’s draft and that could include moving Bradford and drafting a quarterback like Blake Bortles. It’s something to think about as the draft goes on.