Last year the Rams knew well in advance that they’d use their first-round draft pick, the first pick overall, on quarterback Sam Bradford. This year the Rams can only guess about who will still be on the board when their first-round draft pick, the 14th pick overall, comes up.
But Rams General Manager Billy Devaney says he’s going to be completely content to stay at 14 and take the best player available.
“There are more scenarios that we’re playing with at 14. But we have a decent feel for the possibilities. We’ll just be ready to react however it falls,” Devaney said. “But chances are, we’re going to stay right at 14, and we’ll be fine. We have a really good feeling that there will be a couple of guys there that we’ll be thrilled to have. It’s probably not worth our while to give up picks to make a move to go get a particular guy.”
The Rams obviously won’t take a quarterback in the first round, but other than that they’re going to be content to take the top talent available, regardless of position. And with the 14th pick, they think there are at least 14 players they’d be happy to have.
“We’re going to take the same approach we’ve taken in years past: pick the best player available,” Devaney said. “And we’re going to let our board drive us to that player, take us there.”