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Rams taking a look at all the Texas A&M prospects


The visits to team facilities for NFL Draft prospects ended Sunday, but teams can still go to campuses to work out players.

So the Rams are going for the bulk discount.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Rams are going to Texas A&M to work out quarterback Johnny Manziel, tackle Jake Matthews and wide receiver Mike Evans.

It’s an interesting play for the team picking at No. 2 and No. 13, for both their own needs and trade-trolling.

While they’ve suggested a commitment to Sam Bradford, that might be short-sighted because of his ACL surgery and his contract status. Their quest for receiving help in recent years has been well-documented, so Evans could fill a role for them (though they have a lot of young receivers to develop).

But of the lot of the Aggies, Matthews might make the most sense for the Rams if they’re thinking of their own picks.

With Jake Long coming off an ACL tear of his own, the Rams could use another quality tackle, even after investing in Rodger Saffold to play guard.

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7 Responses to “Rams taking a look at all the Texas A&M prospects”
  1. hutch19717 says: Apr 30, 2014 4:53 PM

    Can you say smoke screen. Jake Matthews or Evans maybe.

  2. mikebel11 says: Apr 30, 2014 6:42 PM

    So wait, you’re suggesting smokescreen but also suggesting they could take 2 of the prospects they’re scouting? How is that a smoke screen?

  3. emperorzero says: Apr 30, 2014 6:48 PM

    I’m betting Watkins with the second pick and then OL at 13 (unless of course they trade out of one or both picks).

  4. usmutts says: Apr 30, 2014 7:06 PM

    The way LSU beat A&M twice in a row, despite Johnny Football, maybe they ought to be hanging out in Baton Rouge.

  5. docboss says: Apr 30, 2014 7:10 PM

    They won’t take or get any of them. #2 is too high for any and none will be there at #13. If someone trades a pick in the top 6, they might take Matthews (but only if Robinson is gone). No way they take a QB or a WR with #13 (Evans is gone by then). IMHO, it is Watkins and Dix, with a QB, like Murray, late.

  6. jayovalentine says: Apr 30, 2014 9:10 PM

    Watkins @ #2, trade down at #13, & Bridgewater in the 2nd.

  7. cesarnoel says: May 1, 2014 3:42 AM

    Johnny Football won’t be a fit in the Rams style of offense on which running the football first.

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