Rams Shopping Second Pick

Dec 29 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs the ball against the Washington Huskies during the third quarter of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Baylor beat Washington 67-56. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

I know this isn’t going to come as a shock to anyone who follows the Rams, but a report came out on Thursday that the Rams are shopping the second overall pick in the upcoming draft. There is a report that there is or will be plenty of interest from other teams likely looking to move up to take Robert Griffin. The upcoming combine will be a good place for the Rams to start dialogue with other teams.

The combine is going to tell us plenty about what options the Rams will have come draft time. If RG3 impresses like everyone expects him to, there should be plenty of opportunity to move back. If for some reason he would fall flat, however, it will be far more difficult. The good news is that there’s no reason to think Griffin won’t be good in a combine setting, so the Rams are in good shape.

There are plenty of mock drafts that are already predicting a trade, and the Browns, Redskins, Dolphins and Seahawks have all been mentioned as possibilities. I’ve already talked about the Browns as the best partner, but I think Washington is another major candidate. I doubt the Rams and Seahawks will do anything as division rivals, but there are options out there. If the Rams can move down, get more picks and still come away with an elite talent (like Justin Blackmon) it’s oing to be a good draft.

Topics: 2012 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns, Justin Blackmon, Miami Dolphins, NFL Scouting Combine, RG3, Robert Griffin III, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins

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