Earlier this week the St. Louis Rams made the obvious move and picked up the fifth-year option on defensive end Robert Quinn.
Quinn burst on the scene with 19 sacks last season and was vastly improved against the run. His rise to stardom means the league is now well aware of him. That means more national attention.
Last week, CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco paid a visit to St. Louis to catch up with Quinn and had the opportunity to sit down with him and break down some of his film cutups (the videos are down on the right side of the page).
It's always interesting to hear the insights of a player looking at his own film, especially after he's had some time to gain perspective on what he's accomplished. Quinn provides his thoughts to Prisco on some of his biggest plays and even takes some time to discuss his improved performance against the run.
A roundup of Wednesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we began the day with a look at the Rams' relative draft capital compared to the rest of the league. ... In this week's NFL Nation Buzz, I discussed the chances of the Rams pulling off a trade of the No. 2 pick if Jadeveon Clowney goes No. 1 overall. ... The prospect profile for the day looks at Furman offensive lineman Dakota Dozier. ... We closed the day with the next in the draft preview series with a closer glimpse of the team's defensive end position and possible needs.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter breaks down the teams looking to make trades in the first round of the draft.
Columnist Jeffri Chadiha has an in-depth piece on Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles in this week's Hot Read.
At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas previews the punters and kickers in this year's draft.
Thomas also participated in his weekly chat.
Also from Prisco, the a couple of Rams nuggets in his notebook, including a thought on the Sam Bradford situation.