Report: Rams trying to sell No. 22 pick

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The Rams currently hold the Redskins’ first-round pick in the 2013 draft, thanks to the RGIII trade.  The Rams may not actually be using that pick.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the selection “clearly is for sale.”

That Rams, who also have the 16th overall pick, would surely like to trade down and get more picks.  Last year, the combination of coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead put together a great draft, thanks to having extra picks.  The more picks, the better the chances of emerging with good players.

Pick No. 22 comes one spot before the Vikings’ first of two first-round selections.   A team that wants a cornerback, receiver, or inside linebacker the Vikings may be targeting could be tempted to jump the line.  Which is precisely why every team creates smokescreens about who they do and don’t want.

Like most round-one trades, don’t expect anything to happen before the Rams are on the clock.  Teams that trade up want a specific player; trading up too early creates the risk that the player won’t be there.

Of course, doing the trade when the team is on the clock entails risk, since there’s a chance one of the two teams won’t be able to call the trade in to the league office.  Unless each team calls the trade in separately, the trade doesn’t happen.  And with only 10 total minutes to get it all done, there’s a chance that cutting it too close could keep the trade from happening at all.

47 responses to “Report: Rams trying to sell No. 22 pick

  1. This would be a good move as the value at the early 20 range is so-so, and a team will likely be looking to trade up at this point for one of the quarterbacks. Varraco at 16 is a good pick.

  2. “A team that wants a receiver, or inside linebacker the Vikings may be targeting could be tempted to jump the line. ”

    Well, the Ravens have a lot of extra picks they could use as trade bait..

  3. Perfect spot for the Bucs to jump back into the 1st round and grab that DT, TE or CB. Package a draft pick with LaGarrett Blount (who Fischer likes a lot) and the Bucs will be in business.

  4. @flmike I agree that the Bucs could trade back into the late first round for Tyler Eiffert, but I don’t think LaGarret Blount and picks will get it done. The Vikings have this Adrian Peterson guy that is pretty good, and Toby is their 3rd down guy.

  5. The Redskins made best trade in NFL history when they fleeced the Rams for RG3. They got a QB who will be remembered after his long career is over as the most dominant player in league history. No one cares about the picks the Redskins gave up for RG3. Those picks are irrelevant.

  6. Fl mike- yep if star lotulelei,Tyler eifert, banks, Rhodes, trufant, dj Haden, or Sheldon Richardson drop down there I see them moving up. Mark Dominik has already stated he plans to move up. Lets go Bucs!

  7. what happened to the rumor that the rams were trading both their #1, and next years #2, to the raiders for the #3 pick, and 7th rd pick?

    I thought Fisher really wanted Star to anchor the D for the next 10 years

  8. Ideally they’d like to get two or three picks that add up to the #22 overall selection. Like #9 and #13 from the Jets. Or maybe #4, #7, and #11 if the Eagles can make some prior deals.

  9. logicailvoicesays, Haha, you’re funny! Just keep telling yourself that. The Rams made the greatest trade since the Boys traded Walker to the Vikes and your dumb Skins fell for it hook, line and sinker.

  10. jjthesportsguy says:
    Apr 25, 2013 11:25 AM
    That’s a nice looking house in the picture. I’m in the market for a house. Where is it located?

    _____________________________

    Green Bay… It’s Aaron Rodgers house!

    Ha!

  11. I don’t know why the Rams wouldn’t just select where they are. Everyone wants to move down in the first round and they have 2 mid round picks in a great location of the draft.

    Rams will be much better this year and next. Tough NFC West.

  12. If the Browns don’t have a 2nd rounder, they lack any trade power. Certainly the Rams would want that early pick on friday in any scenario involving a trade back.

  13. radrntn says:Apr 25, 2013 12:03 PM

    what happened to the rumor that the rams were trading both their #1, and next years #2, to the raiders for the #3 pick, and 7th rd pick?

    I thought Fisher really wanted Star to anchor the D for the next 10 years

    If you actually heard that rumor then whoever reported it should be fired. If you are making it up then either you’re a moron or have started early on your draft day boozfest.

  14. Rams are making a ton of smart moves since Fischer’s arrival…as a Seattle fan, I really think you guys can make the playoffs this year…that D is for real…wr, o-line, and rb…hit on those three and you could be scary good

  15. peytonsneck18 says:

    Trade it back to the Failedskins cause they hosed them with a broken QB IRG3

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    Whats the deal with all the hate on the Skinz? We got what and who we wanted out the deal and if healthly there isnt a more pure/electric QB besides maybe Cam without the interceptions. Whats with all the hating?

  16. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea, your state is completely broken, fiscally, morally, physically and in every other way. Look for more sports franchises as well as other businesses to move away from there way before any start re-locating there.

  17. I agree–this could be the range the Buccaneers try to get back into the first round. I think they may have something up their sleeve. As so many have commented leading up the Revis trade and even after–Dominik is most likely in win now situation–at least making the playoffs or he is most likely gone. So, why would he care if he had to sacrifice next year’s first and/or second round pick to make this happen. I’m so ready to watch the draft and see what happens.

    I’ve often thought the Rams and Vikings were ideal trade partners this year–for any team looking to either move down or move back into the first round. Having two first round picks gives teams that luxury to manuever. However, if Tampa were to ever have two first round picks again–I’d hope they just drafted BPA at both spots.

  18. The Rams, (who are already very strong on defense) do it right in this draft and the NFCW will def be “the” strongest div in the NFL. We just did beat them in the second game, and SF couldn’t find the key to open that door. Anyone dissing on the Rams these days, aren’t paying close attention.

  19. Houston should be all over this pick. Trade up and get Woods before he goes on to start with another team. The dude is Victor Cruz, but with much better upside.

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:40 AM

    Trade it back to the Failedskins cause they hosed them with a broken QB IRG3

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    You like so many thought it would be a top 5 pick.
    You’re vast football “knowledge” precedes you, maybe you should run the Baltimore Colts draft?

    REDSKINS STILL NFC EAST CHAMPS.

    COLTS STILL NFL CHUMPS.

  21. I’m sorry, but Michael Brockers, Brian Quick and Isaiah Pead do not constitute a “great draft”. Now Russell Wilson, Bruce Irvin, and Bobby Wagner, that’s a great draft.

  22. Jenkins and Brockers have the potential to be the best in the NFL at their respective position, none of the seahags selections (including the midget QB) have that potential.

  23. You like so many thought it would be a top 5 pick.
    You’re vast football “knowledge” precedes you, maybe you should run the Baltimore Colts draft?

    REDSKINS STILL NFC EAST CHAMPS

    lol, your first division championship since when? u probably was in diapers the last time they won their division, and the colts had a better record than u guys last year and Luck is slated to start preseason and regular season, what about IRG3? fail!!!

  24. That sounds like a good plan if they plan on grabbing Vacarro or Hopkins (apparently they are high on him and he has extremely reliable hands so I can’t disagree) with the #16 spot and plan on getting a LB, Safety and Tackle/Guard between rounds 2-4

  25. Whats the deal with all the hate on the Skinz? We got what and who we wanted out the deal and if healthly there isnt a more pure/electric QB besides maybe Cam without the interceptions. Whats with all the hating?

    I feel like it’s a win win trade. Now if Shannahan can keep him healthy it really will be win win. Rg3 is a great passer. Running just tops him off as far as being so tough to stop.

  26. coonsqualler says:
    Apr 25, 2013 12:21 PM
    You mean the Redskins pick was #22??
    The way logicalvoice talks I could have sworn they would have been picking @ #32!!!

    Imagine that?

    …and the way all you ignorant RG3 haters have been talking since last year’s draft, you would have sworn we were picking @ #1 this year AND next!!!

    Imagine that?

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:40 AM

    Trade it back to the Failedskins cause they hosed them with a broken QB IRG3

    Get a life PN18,you know that the Redskins are your favorite team.

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    You like so many thought it would be a top 5 pick.
    You’re vast football “knowledge” precedes you, maybe you should run the Baltimore Colts draft?

    REDSKINS STILL NFC EAST CHAMPS

    lol, your first division championship since when? u probably was in diapers the last time they won their division, and the colts had a better record than u guys last year and Luck is slated to start preseason and regular season, what about IRG3? fail!!!

    Who won their division last year,thats right it was the Texans not the Colts.

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