Snead confirms that multiple teams have called about No. 2 pick

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Rams G.M. Les Snead has been making the radio rounds in the wake of the Scouting Combine (he’ll join PFT Live on Monday).  And Snead’s talking points include talking about how the Rams have talked to more than one franchise regarding a possible trade of the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.

“We’ve been approached by multiple teams, and some of them are obvious and some of them are not so obvious, until you sit down and analyze their situation and understand where they’re coming from,” Snead told Colin Cowherd of ESPN Radio.

That’s almost the exact same thing Snead separately told Evan Cohen and Steve Phillips of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio:  “I’m not going to give the number but I can say there are multiple teams that have called.  Some of them are very obvious and some of them are not so obvious until you sit down and analyze their situation.”

The prime candidates continue to be the Browns (who hold the No. 4 overall pick, and the 22nd pick), the Redskins (No. 6), the Dolphins (No. 8), and the Seahawks (No. 12).

(Of those, scratch off the Seahawks.  The Rams won’t be trading Griffin within the division.)

Other possibilities include the Chiefs at No. 11, the Cardinals at No. 13 (again, same division), the Eagles at No. 15, and the Jets at No. 16.

(Scratch off the Eagles.  They met with Griffin at the Scouting Combine.  If they were plotting a move up to No. 2, they would have ignored Griffin in Indy.  Unless they’ve gone “next level” with their smokescreens.)

The problem is that, the farther the Rams have to fall, the more it will take to get the Rams to move down.  Ideally, they’d trade the pick to the Browns, since the Rams would then get two first-round picks in 2012 — and very likely at No. 4 the guy they would have taken at No. 2.

We (or at least I) continue to be intrigued by the possibility that the Jaguars will try to make the move from No. 7 to No. 2.  With the Colts locked in on Andrew Luck and not giving Griffin a second glance, Griffin surely would relish the chance to square off against Indy twice per year.

And Jags owner Shad Khan surely would relish having the kind of star player that would allow the team to put those tarps in mothballs.

For a little something on the thought processes behind the timing for the trade, here’s a little something from Thursday’s PFT Live.

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54 responses to “Snead confirms that multiple teams have called about No. 2 pick

  1. They traded up for Gabbert last year and they’ll do the same this year to get Griffin..? I know Gabbert was bad last year, but giving up after one season doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.

  2. With the Rams’ GM Les Snead repeating the same story to “multiple” radio outlets, after sitting down and analyzing the Rams’ situation, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s full of shizzle… I bet the Rams haven’t been contacted at all.

  3. I think you over emphasize the whole, ” relishing” to play Indy twice a year! Griffen will set out to show his skillls during every game, not just the two games against a team that has no choice but to take Luck!
    We have seen how many Blackletes successful at the QB position (maybe 6) at a high level over the past 40 years and how many whitletes, dominate the same position???
    Sorry to be “racist” , but c’mon man! Its basic math!
    Cam had a great Rookie season, but to little of a resume to hoist your franchise on a guy that ” maybe” is the same type of athlete! Griffen seems to be smarter, and classier than Cam but, is he really that good?
    Tell me something I don’t already know? I am open??

  4. Indy called, they want them both…

    Not so obvious but if you think about it?

    New Orleans
    Houston
    San Fran
    Jacksonville

  5. “Scratch off the Eagles. They met with Griffin at the Scouting Combine. If they were plotting a move up to No. 2, they would have ignored Griffin in Indy”

    There is absolutely no logic in that reasoning. The pick is going to be traded by the highest bidder and well before the draft, any type of subterfuge would be pointless.

  6. You know who else would like to tee-off against Indy twice a year? Mr Forehead himself. Three year contract while Gabbert sits and learns.

    Or, Jacksonville trades up for #2 and turns around and sends the pick to Denver for Tebow and #25.

    Or, Jacksonville keeps the 7th pick and over-reaches for an unknown DE “with plenty of potential; a good locker room guy”.

  7. Wouldn’t the Eagles want to meet the guy they would be trading years worth of picks for while giving up on their own $100M QB? I don’t see the logic of that eliminating them.

    That being said I don’t think it means anything. They also met with RG3’s one time teammate and fellow Rams #2 pick Jason Smith as well as Gerald McCoy at previous Combines.

    (I thought the idea of smokescreens were cool like 6 years ago when I first started following this process but then again so was Rich Eisen’s 40).

  8. If the Seahawks really wanted RG3 they could work out a trade with a different team, say the Browns. Have the Browns pull of a trade with the Rams and then the Browns trade the #2 pick to the Seahawks.

    Browns give Rams #4 + #22 for #2
    Seahawks give Browns three #1 picks ++

    Yes it is not likely, but it is possible!

  9. A trade like this to a division rival might be a risk worth taking. Imagine if the Rams traded RG3 to the Seahawks and he ended up being a bust(Not saying he will), taking all those picks for nothing would CRIPPLE the franchise. He’s either a bust and you get your division rivals draft for years to come, or he’s a competent QB and you still get their draft for years to come, but maybe they’re slightly better off than with TJax or Kolb.

  10. For all we know they’re just lying about “multiple teams” contacting them to create a higher competition between the skins browns and dolphins to trade up

  11. I bet one of those teams is the Chiefs. I’d rather have Griffin than Manning. Manning would last a couple years (if his neck/arm is even good), but Griffin could last at least 10-12 years as our franchise QB.

    Make the move, Scott and Romeo!

  12. Griffin is nice but he’s not worth the ransom that some team is going to fork over.

    If I were say, the Redskins, I’d much rather stay put and draft Tannehill.

    Tannehill is underrated by the media. This is a guy who has everything you want, good arm, mobile, very accurate and has shown the ability to throw his receivers open, etc.

    He has problems but ALL of them are readily fixable through coaching and just more playing time. I think he’ll be better than Griffin in the NFL.

    Tannehill fits in Cleveland, Washington and Seattle to a tee.

  13. While I’m sure that’s a true statement, it’s not like he’d say anything but that. In order for the Rams to maximize the value they can obtain from the trade there needs to be the impression that more than one team is involved. Saying “no one’s interested in the pick” is rather counter productive.

  14. And Jags owner Shad Khan surely would relish having the kind of star player that would allow the team to put those tarps in mothballs.
    ——————————————————
    Really. Gonna bring up the tarps yet again and still not explain to your minions on here the stadium holds 67k with tarps and 78K without. On behalf of the individual in Jax that’s in your pshyche, I apologize. You are worst than a woman scorned.

  15. I have a hard time following your logic about the Jaguars moving up to take RGIII… We’re deep in SEC country – folks here could tell you who the backup running back is for Alabama before they could tell you where Baylor is. Aside from being the Heisman winner, I don’t think he has the star power you think, at least not here…

  16. Why on earth does anyone think the Eagles are interested?

    The extended Vick for large dollars, franchised DeSean, and have a coach on a ‘win now’ tightrope.

    How does any of that add up to RG3?

  17. If the Jaguars trade up to get RG3 you can pretty much assume that Mr Kahn needs to be in a padded room. New ownership or not, you don’t take quarterbacks in the first round of successive drafts. You just don’t.

    And I’m sorry, but RG3 is far from a can’t-miss. He’s a nice, young, charismatic guy and I hope he tears it up in the NFL. But really, how many of you even heard of him before last Fall?

    Everything I’ve heard suggests it would take a #1 and #2 pick this year, as well as a #1 next year to trade with the Rams. So basically you get RB3 and nothing else for the next few years. Yeah, that’ll work out great. Maybe some team could just trade away their entire draft and then take a picture of him in a wedding dress. Wait, that’s been done already.

  18. The guy didn’t even throw at the combine which concerns me. And he only put up “huge” numbers in the weak Big12. what if this guy doesn’t even pan out and someone sold the farm to get him. Heads will roll after this!

  19. will somebody please tell the league RG3 is not going to be good. The big -12 sucks. there’s a reason why these “draft experts” said last year he is nothing more than a wr at the next level. Any team trading up for him will be set back 5+ years

  20. I dont want RG3.

    Cunningham, McNabb, and now Vick havent won anything with their legs. I dont want to see another mobile QB in Philly for the rest of my life.

    Dump Vick and draft an actual QB. Not a darn RB that can throw a bit.

  21. Les Snead: Hi, this is Les Snead.

    Other GM: Hi Les. I was wondering why you keep spreading all these rumors about the #2 pick being worth insanely more than it actually is.

    Snead: Well I thought that was obvious. I’m terrible at my job, so I’m naturally hoping some team is foolish enough to believe what the media says the pick is worth, that way, I can still rip them off by making them think they got a good deal.

    Other GM: That’s all well and good, but the headlines are getting boring and annoying, can you give it a rest already. I doubt other GM’s are as short sighted as you are.

    Snead: No I will not. Like I said, I am terrible at my job, this is my only hope in retaining some job security. Therefore, you can expect new rumors every 2-3 days until draft day.

    Other GM: Good luck with that Les. This isn’t bush league or anythng like that. At least we learned how simple media outlets have become to broadcast this nonsense.

    Snead: Thanks, I’m glad you understand how incompetent I am, but I think we both can agree that the media is even worse off.

    Other GM: I fully expect you to be waiting for the phone ring until the last second on draft day, then I won’t be shocked when I hear “With the 2nd pick in the NFL draft, the Rams select …”.

  22. Sounds like tampering to me, the NFL better look into this and Goodell should probably go ahead and fine Harrison just in case

  23. (Scratch off the Eagles. They met with Griffin at the Scouting Combine. If they were plotting a move up to No. 2, they would have ignored Griffin in Indy. Unless they’ve gone “next level” with their smokescreens.)
    ——-
    Right…. because teams that are interested in players are supposed to totally ignore those players at the combine.

    Are you crazy?

  24. The mystery team is the Steelers…just found out that Ben went back to that small college town bar.

  25. silverhornet says:
    Mar 1, 2012 11:57 PM
    With the Rams’ GM Les Snead repeating the same story to “multiple” radio outlets, after sitting down and analyzing the Rams’ situation, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s full of shizzle… I bet the Rams haven’t been contacted at all.

    ===================================
    Goobs, let just say we all agree on one thing..you are an idiot.

  26. If we traded our draft away, RGIII might be better at running away from DE’s, but he still won’t have receivers to throw to. Blaine is not blameless, but is very much a product of his situation.

  27. prplpuzzetrz says: Mar 2, 2012 12:19 AM

    I think you over emphasize the whole, ” relishing” to play Indy twice a year! Griffen will set out to show his skillls during every game, not just the two games against a team that has no choice but to take Luck!
    We have seen how many Blackletes successful at the QB position (maybe 6) at a high level over the past 40 years and how many whitletes, dominate the same position???
    Sorry to be “racist” , but c’mon man! Its basic math!
    Cam had a great Rookie season, but to little of a resume to hoist your franchise on a guy that ” maybe” is the same type of athlete! Griffen seems to be smarter, and classier than Cam but, is he really that good?
    Tell me something I don’t already know? I am open??

    ———————————————————————————–

    Don’t seem to be open at all. You’re a closed minded idiot.

  28. I continue to be intrigued as to how Jacksonville FLA ever got an NFL franchise in the first place. Bridgeport-Stamford CT has a larger urban-area population.

  29. nationalmediacansuckit says:
    Mar 2, 2012 5:09 AM
    And Jags owner Shad Khan surely would relish having the kind of star player that would allow the team to put those tarps in mothballs.
    ——————————————————
    Really. Gonna bring up the tarps yet again and still not explain to your minions on here the stadium holds 67k with tarps and 78K without. On behalf of the individual in Jax that’s in your pshyche, I apologize. You are worst than a woman scorned.

    AMEN BROTHER!

  30. You mean that the New York Jets will have TWO new quaterbacks this year?

    Manning AND RG3???

    What’s Mark Sanchez’s role??? Waterboy????

  31. “I continue to be intrigued by the possibility that the Jaguars will try to make the move from No. 7 to No. 2”.

    I am intrigued with the Brooklyn Bridge, but it doesn’t mean that I’m gonna buy it. Another irrelevant story concerning Jacksonville.

  32. New England has the most Ammunition to move up to that spot. RG3 is everything Josh Mac wanted out of Tebow.

    That’s your team that you wouldn’t expect to be calling the Rams…IMHO.

  33. “Griffin surely would relish the chance to square off against Indy twice per year.”

    Every year we have to hear something ignorant like this. If you have to use some perceived slight to get hyped up to play in the NFL, maybe you should be selling insurance.

  34. “gimmeabruschi says:
    Mar 2, 2012 8:28 AM
    I continue to be intrigued as to how Jacksonville FLA ever got an NFL franchise in the first place. Bridgeport-Stamford CT has a larger urban-area population.”

    Nice try but the 2010 census has Jacksonville at 1.3 million and Bridgeport-Stamford at 900k.

  35. brewtalviking says: Mar 1, 2012 11:53 PM
    To bad the Rams have not realised their Franchise QB got them the #2 pick

    Too bad you can’t spell and if you actually followed the team you would know that most of his OL and WR’s ended up on IR. Learn your facts before you start spouting off

  36. ravensgrl says: Mar 2, 2012 10:40 AM
    I would love to see the Rams get stuck with this pick.. then what would they do?

    Gee, I don’t know..maybe possibly draft the best LT prospect in the last decade or a WR with huge upside which the team really needs

  37. Brilliant, I’m sure he will do better than Gabbert with targets such as Cecil Shorts, Chastin West, and Jarret Dillard. So funny to inject the tarp comment in there, you are such a little girl who didn’t get her way with the move to LA lies for the last 3 years

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