After Mike Holmgren blew his stack about the Rams dealing the second overall pick to the Redskins, you wouldn’t think the Browns and Rams would be making any deals this offseason.
Things can change pretty quickly in the NFL, though, and there’s a chance that the teams could make a deal of their own involving first round draft picks. Speaking at the owners meetings on Wednesday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that he had no hard feelings about Holmgren’s comments and that he sees the Browns’ fourth overall pick as a potential trade target.
“Yeah, I would think so,” Fisher said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. “I don’t know if we’d consider going that high. Those conversations aren’t going to take place until draft day because your guy’s got to be there. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of compensation they want. We’re very happy with the compensation we’ve got right now over the next couple of years.”
If the Rams did move back up to the fourth pick, it would likely be a bid to get Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Assuming they like him, the Browns could then take Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill with the sixth pick while picking up something extra for their trouble. That whole scenario could get complicated if the Dolphins were to move up for their own shot at Tannehill, but we’ll try to keep the wild speculation about something that will happen a month from now at a minimum.
Fisher said there’s a good chance the Rams will move up or move down from the sixth spot come draft day. He also said that the team fielded trade offers for Sam Bradford. It’s not known if the Browns were one of the bidders, although Pat Shurmur’s history with Bradford suggests that they might have thrown the idea in the Rams’ direction at some point.