There are plenty of years where the team with the second pick in the draft knows what they have to work with well ahead of the start of the first round.
This is not one of those years. The Texans have not revealed who they will select with the first overall pick or if they will even be making the first overall pick, which will keep the Rams on their toes until the card with the top pick is handed to Roger Goodell on Thursday night. General Manager Les Snead said on NFL Network Tuesday that the Texans’ choice would impact the Rams’ decision with the second pick, although he doesn’t sound like he minds being in that situation.
“At two this year, it’s a nice place to be,” Snead said. “It’s a high-class problem.”
Conflicting reports of interest in Johnny Manziel and commitment to Sam Bradford suggest the Rams are enjoying their spot in the draft order and the options that it gives them once the first pick does come off the board. Whatever they wind up doing, Snead needs to put a winner on the field in 2014 or his seat won’t be the nicest place to be come 2015.