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If the Rams do not select Bradford

4/22/2010

Rams general manager Billy Devaney had this to say from the NFL scouting combine:

"If it gets down to that we think that the defensive tackles (Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy), these two kids are far and away the best players and they are the highest-rated players in the draft, you can't force and say, 'Hey, we have to get a quarterback' and drop way down on your value."

Expectations for the draft change dramatically if the Rams do not select quarterback Sam Bradford first overall. The teams picking second through fourth have clearly identified starting quarterbacks. The Seahawks pick sixth and they have not made long-term commitments at the position. The Browns pick seventh and they would presumably love a shot at Bradford.

This draft should already be interesting. But if Devaney and the Rams pull a surprise, "wild" could be the word for the jockeying likely to happen next.