Friday, February 28, 2014
Morning Ram-blings: Draft dilemmas
By Nick Wagoner
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- One topic we've discussed extensively in this space -- and will likely to continue to be a topic all the way to draft day -- is what the St. Louis Rams should do with the No. 2 pick if South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is still available.
We've sorted through plenty of options and it's quite clear that the Rams would probably prefer to trade the pick to add even more ammunition to an already deep batch of selections. But Clowney is still considered the best player on the board.
Of course, what happens if Clowney does go No. 1 and then the Rams could be in position to risk a shot at Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins or Auburn tackle Greg Robinson if they moved down.
Those scenarios are discussed by ESPN Insider Mike Sando in his latest piece where he takes a look at three potential draft day dilemmas that could be staring teams in the face come May.
There are so many scenarios to chew on at this early stage it's hard to come to any sort of definitive conclusion. The draft isn't until May. Are we having fun yet?
A roundup of Thursday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the morning Ram-blings, we started the day with some thoughts from former Rams coach Mike Martz on a variety of topics, including quarterback Sam Bradford. ... Next, we attempted to gauge the cost of offensive lineman Rodger Saffold with one agent hearing Saffold's deal could land in the same ballpark as offensive tackle Jake Long last year. ... Next, we offered a look at a recent interview with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who discussed the Rams and the stadium situation with the FOX affiliate in St. Louis. ... We finished the day and the "vetting potential trade partners" series with a look at how the Rams and Oakland Raiders might line up should a trade between the sides become a possibility.
At stltoday.com, columnist Bryan Burwell's latest Upon Further Review discusses commissioner Roger Goodell's stance on the Washington Redskins' name.
Jeff Gordon participated in a chat with the Rams mixed in an overall St. Louis sports discussion.
The combine is over and mock drafts are abundant. Here's the latest from NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.
For a cluster of mock drafts around the web and what the Rams are doing in each, here's a look from SI.com.
For something a little different, here's a story from stlouisrams.com on a former Rams cheerleader now participating on the reality show "Survivor."