With plenty of good players left on the board and a whole day to weigh possibilities, there’s been talk about someone trading up with the Rams for the 33rd overall pick.
But, as of now, word is that there won’t be a deal. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Rams are planning to hold onto the first pick of the second round and use it for themselves. There’s still plenty of time for someone to blow them away with an offer and, as we’ve already seen this year, the Rams don’t mind moving backward for the right deal. Staying put makes a good deal of sense for them, though.
Adding quantity for a team with as many needs as the Rams makes sense, but they already have three of the first 13 picks in the second round. There’s a good chance that someone will want to pay up for one of those other picks to grab a particular player and the Rams can still use 33 for the best player left on their board or the player who best fills a need.
If they do hold onto it, there’s a good chance they’ll wind up taking a wide receiver. Appalachian State’s Brian Quick and LSU’s Rueben Randle both visited the Rams before the draft and either one would upgrade the mediocre Rams receiving corps.