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Report: Rams will hold onto first pick of second round

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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.

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30 Responses to “Report: Rams will hold onto first pick of second round”
  1. jhart615 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:55 PM

    you can only trade down so much…

  2. canjura says: Apr 27, 2012 4:58 PM

    I think Denario Alexander under the Brian Schottenheimer system will shine, if he can stay healthy. Well, as healthy as a WR with 148 surgeries on his knees can stay.

  3. northernwisc says: Apr 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    Not a Rams fan, but why would you waste a talent like Bradford and not have anyone for him to throw to? Not to mention S-Jackson is getting old as well. Just a lot of knucklehead decisions if you ask me.

  4. warrenmoon says: Apr 27, 2012 5:00 PM

    The Saint Lewis Rams have traded the #33 pick to the Cleveland Browns. With the #33 pick, the Browns select Brett Favre, Quarterback, Southern Miss.

  5. Nevis says: Apr 27, 2012 5:04 PM

    They aren’t taking a WR at 33. Book it.

  6. unitedstateoftexas says: Apr 27, 2012 5:06 PM

    Fleener.

  7. phailing101 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:07 PM

    Right on- Colts will get Fleener!

  8. kingpel says: Apr 27, 2012 5:09 PM

    How big a difference can a wide receiver make? He will be replacing Brandon Lloyd, a very good receiver, who couldnt do a thing in St. Louis last year. Is Stephen Hill or Brian Quick better than Brandon Lloyd? I think not. Dont waste the pick because schmucks who dont watch the games say you need an average WR.

  9. ramitbaby says: Apr 27, 2012 5:09 PM

    With the 33rd pick you take a guy who other teams would move up to get. Ain’t no one moving up to 33 for Quick. The Rams have nobody at OLB. Get Upshaw at 33 then get Quick or Hill at 39. One of them will be there.

  10. bhindenemylines says: Apr 27, 2012 5:10 PM

    Mike Jenkins and 3rd round pick to STL for either of their 2nd round picks.

    Won’t happen, but no harm in wishing.

  11. nineroutsider says: Apr 27, 2012 5:12 PM

    The Rams have so many picks in the 2nd round; as a 9er fan I can only hope that they don’t choose wisely!

  12. bleedgreen11 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:14 PM

    I hope the Rams grab the best WR available, and then maybe even another, I feel so bad for Sam Bradford, poor guy has nothing out there, and they waste their pick on the defense. makes no sense.

  13. stlrams908 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:20 PM

    draft stephen hill with the #33 pick

  14. thenightmancometh says: Apr 27, 2012 5:24 PM

    So a team using their own draft pick is newsworthy?

  15. urfinished says: Apr 27, 2012 5:29 PM

    Why start helping Bradford now. Last yr they had the same needs and ignored them for an overrated LB amongst others.
    This yr back to defense.
    Why protect a franchise QB? They’re a dime a dozen, right.
    SMH

  16. rosloe62 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:30 PM

    The Rams are in great shape! The best WR this year will not be one of the first 2 picked.
    It will be in Round 2! Especially since Blackman has a horrible QB, and Arizona’s line can’t block anyone. How are average at best QB’s with no time going to get the ball to Floyd or Blackman?
    Rueben Randle will be this year’s top WR.

  17. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 27, 2012 5:36 PM

    “Rams will hold onto first pick of second round”

    I will believe it when I see it.

  18. jenniferxxx says: Apr 27, 2012 5:37 PM

    For crappy teams the NFL draft is THE best time of the year.

  19. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:42 PM

    Pick anybody but Fleener, that’s my colts pick!!!

  20. gojags says: Apr 27, 2012 5:44 PM

    Surprise!!!! Surprise!!!!.

    You can accumulate as many draft picks as you can. But remember that you have only 53 men roaster.

  21. northernwisc says: Apr 27, 2012 5:44 PM

    rosloe62 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 5:30 PM
    The Rams are in great shape! The best WR this year will not be one of the first 2 picked.
    ———————————————–

    Sorry man – Blackmon is a stud.

  22. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:45 PM

    So much for preserving an element of surprise.

  23. warrenmoon says: Apr 27, 2012 5:48 PM

    Tough crowd today. Too soon to make Weeden jokes? I don’t have much longer guys he’s not getting any younger.

    Seriously, Cleveland will be drafting the QB of the future soon because Weeden turns 30 next season.

    The thing that makes me laugh though is who did they think was going to take him? I will just list it this way:

    IND: Luck
    WAS: RG3
    MIN: Ponder
    CLE: (crapcoy)
    TB: Freeman
    STL: Bradford
    JAX: Gabbert
    MIA: Tannehill
    CAR: Newton
    BUF: Fitzpatrick
    KC: Cassel
    SEA: Flynn
    ARZ: Kobb
    DAL: Romo
    PHI: Vick
    NYJ: Tebowchez
    OAK: Palmer
    SD: Rivers
    CHI: Cutler
    TENN: Locker
    CIN: Dalton
    ATL: Ryan
    DET: Stafford
    PIT: Rapey
    DEN: Manning
    HOU: Schuab
    NO: Brees
    GB: Rodgers
    BAL: Flacco
    SF: Smith
    NE: Brady
    NYG: Manning

    The only teams without franchise quarterbacks that did not recently make a huge investment in a quarterback such as big contact or first round pick are really the jets and the chiefs and those two were not going to draft a qb in the first or second. No one was going to take a 29 year old quarterback to develop, they would have to play him now and any other team like SanFran or Baltimore that may be a great quarterback away were not going to take a risk on a rookie who would not beat out there current starter before turning 30 at best. It was really just a stupid draft pick.

  24. trollhammer20 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:54 PM

    The Rams’ receiving corps “mediocre”? Awfully generous use of that word.

  25. schmitty2 says: Apr 27, 2012 6:13 PM

    rosloe62 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 5:30 PM
    The Rams are in great shape! The best WR this year will not be one of the first 2 picked.
    It will be in Round 2! Especially since Blackman has a horrible QB, and Arizona’s line can’t block anyone. How are average at best QB’s with no time going to get the ball to Floyd or Blackman?
    Rueben Randle will be this year’s top WR.

    Your logic has some truth BUT might I remind you as long as your on the “Arizona’s line can’t block” trail that the Ram’s O-line gave up a league leading 55 sacks last year. So how exactly does that put Randle in a better situation than Floyd? And yes…I’m a Ram’s fan

  26. bigblue44 says: Apr 27, 2012 6:19 PM

    I think the Rams should definitely upgrade their offense with these 3 picks.
    A WR like Randle or Hill, an O-lineman, Kunz, Martin, and finally…..
    LaMichael James. (a bit early) but a nice change of pace runner, who can make a world of difference in their offense.
    Nice complimentary piece to Jackson and another weapon for Bradford coming out of the backfield.
    When Phillip Rivers was developing he relied heavily on Tomlinson and Sproles.
    Jackson and James can provide a similar impact for Bradford and the Rams.

  27. kingpel says: Apr 27, 2012 6:37 PM

    For those of you who feel WR is the glaring need for the Rams, please name our outside linebackers.

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 27, 2012 6:47 PM

    the colts will trade you dwight freeney for that pick……………………………………………. u will get a bonefide pass rusher and we will get the top 2 picks in the round, upshaw and then get fleener, winning!!! ( in my christopher williams voice) dont wake me….im dreeeeeeeaming!!!

  29. nflfollower says: Apr 27, 2012 6:53 PM

    James out of Oregon could be taken here, but they would have to really be in love with him. He will stay around a few picks past this most likely

  30. bigblue44 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:04 PM

    Good point kingpel, Lavonte David could also be a nice pick up as well as the kid from UNC.

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