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Les Snead: No. 2 pick is a “high-class problem”

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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.

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29 Responses to “Les Snead: No. 2 pick is a “high-class problem””
  1. Remember Brian Brohm says: May 6, 2014 10:55 AM

    The Rams have been floating rumors about interest in Manziel and trading Bradford in an attempt to get Cleveland to trade up to 2 so they can get Manziel. It probably won’t work, but it’s worth a try.

  2. Norseman says: May 6, 2014 11:09 AM

    Rams want out of #2, but can’t find a buyer. That’s the problem.

  3. cliverush says: May 6, 2014 11:12 AM

    Most teams would prefer a low class problem like the 32nd. pick

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 6, 2014 11:22 AM

    The Redskins could sure use that pick…..

  5. tvguy22 says: May 6, 2014 11:23 AM

    Rams have been #2 for quite some time now.

  6. ecppeaters says: May 6, 2014 11:24 AM

    Not sure how floating this rumor gets Cleveland to trade with you, if they want Manziel as well. This sort of information would lead to jumping in front of the other team with interest. Thus this smokescreen possible helps Houston get a trade partner. Only helps the Rams if they believe Houston is going to take a player they want, so they try to push another team to jump in that spot (seems a little extreme in this spot of the draft, though?)

  7. chaseutley says: May 6, 2014 11:26 AM

    While the team says all of the right things, Bradford ties the hands of the Rams in a lot of ways.

  8. rex1979 says: May 6, 2014 11:28 AM

    How about you turn these “high-class problems” into, you know, actually winning something of importance?

  9. tvjules says: May 6, 2014 11:32 AM

    Their draft order is a high class problem. Unfortunately, Sam Bradford is an overall franchise problem.

  10. ytownie says: May 6, 2014 11:35 AM

    No one will ever give the Rams what Washington gave them for RGIII. That’s what they want. But no one else is as dumb as Washington.

  11. 6ball says: May 6, 2014 11:36 AM

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    The Rams doomsday scenario : They end up with the best offensive tackle in the draft.

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  12. kev86 says: May 6, 2014 11:45 AM

    rams are in a great spot this year thanks to fleecing the skins

  13. granadafan says: May 6, 2014 11:46 AM

    The calls to the R-skins draft room are going unanswered.

  14. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 11:58 AM

    Poor guy might get stuck with the Rams..

  15. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 12:13 PM

    Ever notice how high the bills always pick?

  16. tdshouldbeinthehall says: May 6, 2014 12:21 PM

    With the amount of draft picks and high draft picks at that the Rams have had over the last five years they should be a Super Bowl contender by now, I mean they brought in the great Jeff Fisher. #wayoverrated

  17. nite2al says: May 6, 2014 12:28 PM

    “high-class problem”, sounds like investor talk, lol.

  18. djaehne says: May 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    Everyone knows the Texans will take Clowney, right? Says so right here for the past two months.

  19. titansbro says: May 6, 2014 12:50 PM

    Les Snead has done a nice job drafting & building a good roster. I think Fisher has been ok as well. The problem is Sam Bradford has not done a good job quarterbacking. Just goes to show, in this league you cannot win consistently without a real franchise QB.

  20. edavidberg says: May 6, 2014 1:09 PM

    Most GMs aren’t going to fall for bluffs like this one.

  21. Matt dog from C-town says: May 6, 2014 1:13 PM

    If the Rams are willing to eat a good portion of Sam Bradford’s contract and cut him, becuase nobodies going to take on that contract for injury prone quarterback just to draft Johnny Manziel, more power too them….just seems a steep price for a player going to be boom or bust…. The Browns will give you nothing for that pick…We will take Manziel if he’s there , and if he’s not , we take either Sammy Watkins, Robinson, or Matthews and we will be very grateful to add one of those building block type of players to our young nucleus… Every year can’t be like last years draft Jeff Fisher… sorry

  22. whocares832 says: May 6, 2014 1:14 PM

    Les Snead is a low class problem.

  23. csmallwood2014 says: May 6, 2014 1:21 PM

    good god enough with the Redskins bashing already..we know the Rams got a sweet-hart deal alright..damn!!!!!RAMS worry about there team and SKINS worry about there’s…

  24. idonttipipaybills says: May 6, 2014 1:41 PM

    Bills pick right after Vikings you mean

  25. tennesseeoilers says: May 6, 2014 2:20 PM

    The moment I knew Jeff Fisher wasn’t over-rated: When I attending a game in Jacksonville and heard the stadium full of Jaguars fans chanting his name. Literally:

    “Fisher sucks!” “Fisher sucks!” “Fisher sucks!”

    I mean, that chant had that place rockin. They were into it. To their credit–and Fishers’. Think about it, could a mediocre head coach like Jason Garrett, Joe Philbin or Dennis Allen elicit such an emotional response from rival fans?

  26. dg0122 says: May 6, 2014 2:41 PM

    Les Snead has got to be at worst second in the GM haircut rankings. Possibly Dimitrov ahead of him but thats probably all

  27. floriosbigtoe says: May 6, 2014 2:56 PM

    I still have no idea why absolutely no one is projecting Manziel to be taken by the Jaguars. There isn’t one team out there who needs a QB more than they do and if I remember correctly they seem to have an issue with ticket sales. If anything, aren’t the Rams trying to scare the Jags here? Say what you will about Johnny Football, boom or bust, the Jaguars would be out of their minds to pass on him if he’s available at three, if nothing else he’ll sell a ton of tickets.

  28. jaccfrost says: May 6, 2014 5:30 PM

    All you Bradford nay sayers will look like FOOLS next year….mark my words you remote, Directv, CBS Sports, Fox Sports remote control quaterbacks….geesh

  29. ncphinsfan says: May 6, 2014 6:58 PM

    I agree with @floriosbigtoe. This is a ploy to get the Jags to jump up. Hey, worst case scenario for the Rams they get the best WR or Tackle in the Draft. Not a bad way to go. That Redskins fleecing was awesome!

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