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Jeff Fisher: Rams see six to eight players we could pick at No. 2

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The Rams own the second overall pick in the NFL draft, and coach Jeff Fisher sees a lot more than two players they could be happy with.

“We’ve identified six to eight players that we think could potentially fit us at two,” Fisher said today at his pre-draft press conference.

If that’s the way the Rams feel, trading down a few spots would make a lot of sense. If they move down to No. 6, they could pick up extra picks and still guarantee that they’ll get one of the players they’ve identified as worth the second overall pick.

But while that trade might make sense, Fisher insisted that another much-discussed trade — the Rams moving quarterback Sam Bradford — is not in the cards.

“With respect to Sam, he’s our starter, as you guys know,” Fisher said. “No. We are not shopping Sam.”

Instead, the Rams are looking for players who can win alongside Bradford. And they think six to eight of them will be available at No. 2.

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41 Responses to “Jeff Fisher: Rams see six to eight players we could pick at No. 2”
  1. bunchofstooges says: May 6, 2014 5:51 PM

    Too bad you can only draft one. It doesn’t matter who either. You’re not winning with Bradford.

  2. mrtullymars says: May 6, 2014 5:51 PM

    Everything I have seen says there are six “elite” players in this draft. Since he is stretching that number to eight, maybe he is inviting the teams who pick 7 and 8 to give him a call. Maybe? Just thinking out loud.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2014 5:54 PM

    Jeff is reasonably confident that at least one of them will be on the board at #2.

  4. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 6, 2014 5:55 PM

    Still staring at my clock…

  5. reppster says: May 6, 2014 5:57 PM

    Aka rams see 6-8 teams they could trade with.

  6. stevent92 says: May 6, 2014 6:03 PM

    Punter from Fresno State. They’re gonna need it.

  7. alshonbrandontandem says: May 6, 2014 6:05 PM

    If I was STL, I’d take Watkins at #2. Don’t make the same mistake by taking Jason Smith 2.0 again.

  8. phuzzball says: May 6, 2014 6:07 PM

    BPA right now is Sammy Watkins

  9. jets13 says: May 6, 2014 6:10 PM

    Everyone says this is motivation to move down and/or a smoke screen.

    However, I look at it as not an intelligent thing to say. If I was an opposing GM, I would say “well you value 6-8 guys similar at my top 10 pick as your #2 pick, why would I give you the house?”

  10. schmitty2 says: May 6, 2014 6:12 PM

    Based on players considered “Elite” and positions that need upgrading on the Rams the list I see Robinson,Matthews,Watkins, and Mack. Clowney would be an incredible luxary pick on a position they are already strong at. A trade down to the 6-8 range makes perfect sense unless they really want a player they dont think will still be there (Watkins and Mack)

  11. weepingjebus says: May 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    The waiting is interminable. For the love of jebus, I almost watched a Wizards playoff game last night. THE WIZARDS

  12. flyinghighphil says: May 6, 2014 6:18 PM

    If the RAMS drop back. Hopefully They pick up extra picks,and are still able to get Robinson. He’d be a huge help for the o- line. Protecting Bradford as well as opening holes for Stacy.Matthews would help greatly also. If not one of them the choice hopefully will be Watkins . Giving the RAMS a young, exciting receiving corps. Some he in the secondary with the 13 th pick and the RAMS will be a force. Two more days to the draft can’t wait

  13. blackheld says: May 6, 2014 6:19 PM

    @jets13

    It isn’t the Rams who matter, in a trade like this, beyond a certain point.

    Your offer is really competing with the OTHER ‘6 to 8′ teams who might want to trade up to #2 to take Mack, Watkins or whoever. If you try to lowball the Rams, they’ll just take one of the better offers, and you’ll be out in the cold.

  14. bennyb82 says: May 6, 2014 6:22 PM

    He should’ve just said there are 30 players he might draft at the second spot just to make sure every team after St. Louis thinks he is going to draft their guy.

  15. Wineshard says: May 6, 2014 6:24 PM

    Trade down 5 to 7 spots then.

  16. jets13 says: May 6, 2014 6:24 PM

    @ blackheld

    You are kinda making my point. “#2 is Mack, Watkins or whoever.”

    It’s not RGIII. In this years draft it is better to be the team trading up to 2, than the team trading down from 2.

    I am not bashing the Rams, it’s more luck of the draw…..Fisher has to try to sell it.

  17. ravenswhat says: May 6, 2014 6:25 PM

    Cut Sam, draft Johnny football…profit.

  18. sc5000 says: May 6, 2014 6:43 PM

    The wizards won.

  19. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 6, 2014 6:48 PM

    Time is moving unbearably slow.

  20. edavidberg says: May 6, 2014 6:57 PM

    I wish Fisher wasn’t saying anything at all. Really tired of him and St. Louis acting like they are the smartest guys in the room. Want to see them stink again next year.

  21. grogansheroes says: May 6, 2014 6:57 PM

    Doesn’t matter who Fisher picks. He will pick a bust as usual.

  22. kev86 says: May 6, 2014 6:59 PM

    Saturday draft was the best.

  23. cguy7 says: May 6, 2014 7:00 PM

    He won’t crack a trade until he knows for that the Texans are taking Manziel. (and they will) What’s another blown pick on a receiver gonna prove?

  24. winstonjed44 says: May 6, 2014 7:01 PM

    The Rams are in a good position. It seems like they are content with giving Sam Bradford one last year to see what he has, so they won’t be drafting a QB or at least not one in the first round. So they are flexible of moving back a few spots and still getting one of the top two tackles or possibly Mack or Watkins.

  25. bobnelsonjr says: May 6, 2014 7:01 PM

    I see a great possibility of them trading with the vikings at #8. The vikings could then get Bridgewater and it might only cost them a 2nd and a 3rd.

    The Rams would still one of their special players plus a couple picks high in their rounds.

    I doubt the Rams are targeting a QB. If 2 QB’s or more go by #8, the Rams could have a heck of a deal.

  26. dalcow4 says: May 6, 2014 7:09 PM

    The Rams need to do whatever it takes to get to 7-9, the usual Fisher record.

  27. thestrategyexpert says: May 6, 2014 7:10 PM

    I’d like to know how many players he could take with that 7th Rounder.

  28. htown995 says: May 6, 2014 7:26 PM

    Id trade back and draft bortles and a offensive lineman at 13

  29. Matt dog from C-town says: May 6, 2014 7:30 PM

    I respect the Texans…..they are not out there spewing all this non-sense…..rams seem so desperate they will choke this draft

  30. kingpel says: May 6, 2014 7:31 PM

    At some point the Rams are going to have to stop trading down and grab a difference maker. This franchise has blown entirely too many second and third round picks to be getting cute in the first.

  31. yourfavoriteteamstinks says: May 6, 2014 7:58 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    May 6, 2014 7:01 PM

    I see a great possibility of them trading with the vikings at #8. The vikings could then get Bridgewater and it might only cost them a 2nd and a 3rd.

    The Rams would still one of their special players plus a couple picks high in their rounds.

    I doubt the Rams are targeting a QB. If 2 QB’s or more go by #8, the Rams could have a heck of a deal.

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    Vikes have no interest or connection to Bridgewater. Nor would ANY team want Teddy at #2 overall.

  32. kenstabler says: May 6, 2014 8:23 PM

    The Rams need 6 to 8 players to start out of this draft in order to compete with the Seahags and Whiners. This is really the most competitive division in football right now.

  33. redbirdnation23 says: May 6, 2014 8:51 PM

    Snead said he wants to win this year and fill the seats, so why not draft Manziel.. He would get the same pull as Tebow did.. I would be grateful if Bradford was traded, he doesn’t get it done.. Get Manziel and then get a WR and follow that with a OL in the second round.. an offensive lineman will still have worth in the second round although it isn’t Robinson. But still, the Rams have needed weapons the last two years to compete in the West. Manziel, Zac Stacy, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, and (Mike Evans or Beckham Jr after Watkins is gone) would be a good offense.. The RAMS NEED OFFENSIVE WEAPONS to complement the defense..

  34. bcdc26 says: May 6, 2014 8:56 PM

    The Rams will trade down, take Matthews. His father played with Fisher at USC, then for him and is a Hall of Famer. Bloodline alone says the kid has the potential to be a perennial Pro Bowler. Robinson might have a higher ceiling but Matthews is one of the safest picks in this draft.

  35. vincelombardi says: May 6, 2014 9:42 PM

    “We’ve identified six to eight players that we think could potentially fit us at two,” Fisher said… Let me translate, “I’m not revealing sh*t to you… continue to throw out rumors of any logical player in the draft.”

  36. ytownjoe says: May 6, 2014 10:04 PM

    They won’t take Robinson. It would make the game too easy for Bradford.

  37. cgsuddeath says: May 6, 2014 10:57 PM

    bunchofstooges says: May 6, 2014 5:51 PM

    Too bad you can only draft one. It doesn’t matter who either. You’re not winning with Bradford.

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    So let’s see if I got this right,you know more about football than Jeff Fisher?Sorry not buying.

  38. chefartstl says: May 7, 2014 2:55 AM

    I see the Rams trading down as well. If Matthews isn’t there the pick will likely be Tyler Lewan. After that the elite OT picks are long gone. We don’t need another WR. BUT we must come away with a potential starting LT, a set down corner, and a high-end safety out of the first 3 picks. Those are glaring needs. There will be good QB value in every round this year! Besides, if Jake Long returns at LT, Barksdale is in his final year. The o-line the top pick priority this season. LET’S GO RAMS!

  39. rams757 says: May 7, 2014 2:59 AM

    Seems like everybody knows Rams need weapons on offense BUT Jeff & Les.. Lol.

    If we don’t trade with Jags or Browns. Don’t trade it.. Watkins or Mack at 3 or 4.
    1st pick in the 2nd. Go OL. Not in the 1st round. With the 13th. Safety or corner..

  40. couldntthinkofaname says: May 7, 2014 4:49 AM

    Matt dog from C-town says: May 6, 2014 7:30 PM

    I respect the Texans…..they are not out there spewing all this non-sense…..rams seem so desperate they will choke this draft
    _________________________

    Pot meet kettle.

  41. couldntthinkofaname says: May 7, 2014 4:51 AM

    redbirdnation23 says: May 6, 2014 8:51 PM

    Snead said he wants to win this year and fill the seats, so why not draft Manziel..

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    If Snead wants to fill the seats, just have the St. Louis Cards play in the ED.

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