The Rams introduced G.M. Les Snead Tuesday to the local media. The 41-year-old former Falcons personnel executive is well regarded for grinding film and was seen as a rising star in the scouting community.
There was a perception surrounding the Rams G.M. job that it wouldn’t contain as much power as some other positions available this offseason. Coach Jeff Fisher will have a lot of say.
Asked Tuesday who would have the “final say” on draft day if there is a disagreement, all parties avoided the question.
“We don’t anticipate differences of opinion,” Fisher said via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But in the event that there are, we will move on to the next player. It will be a consensus. As we said, it’s a partnership.”
Fisher sees a three-man partnership between himself, Snead, and Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who handles the business side of things. Fisher believes they will avoid butting heads through preparation.
“The work will be done prior to the draft,” Fisher said. “The time that we’ll be spending collectively together is enormous right now. And I would say a week before we’re ready to pick, we will have made all our decisions.”
We don’t doubt Fisher that consensus is the goal and the primary way to decide on players. Ultimately, someone usually has the contractual right to make the final decision in cases of disagreement.
We suspect Fisher is that someone, and the team didn’t want to undercut Snead’s introductory press conference by talking about it.