The Rams might hold the keys to the draft, and their own futures, this week.
With the second and 13th picks, they have the ability to take nearly anyone they want, or make a deal with you for someone you want.
But beyond the usual speculation, Peter King of The MMQB said the Rams were doing plenty of work on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Head coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer put Manziel through a private workout and then an 80-minute session in the meeting room. Meanwhile, General Manager Les Snead went to Texas Tech to talk to Kliff Kingsbury, Manziel’s former coordinator in 2012.
While the Rams have seemed genuine about their intention to do business with quarterback Sam Bradford down the road, there’s a reasonable question as to whether they should. As the last of the pre-CBA golden goose rookie contracts, the floor for Bradford’s next deal will be inflated by the ludicrous ceiling of his first one.
With first-round quarterbacks so cheap now, and one available to them, the Rams would be doing themselves a disservice by not checking them out.