As the St. Louis Rams wrapped up a 7-9 season on Sunday with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, General Manager Les Snead was already preparing his hand for the 2014 NFL Draft. The Rams enter the draft with the No. 2 and No. 13 overall selections. Snead, however, is looking to grab even more in the first round. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is reporting that he is “open for business” in regards to trading the No. 2 pick, which St. Louis received from Washington during the 2012 draft.
Snead made it clear that, with the second pick, the Rams are open for business. He’d like to get an extra first-rounder out of the deal if possible, and with a major bargaining chip like Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater (if the Louisville quarterback comes out, as expected) in play, he may be able to reach his goal.
If Snead is able to find a suitor, the Rams could have three first-round selections in a very stacked draft. For a team that’s on the cusp of turning the edge, those three players could make all the difference.
Snead feels that there are a handful of teams out there that need to draft one of the top quarterbacks in the class, and that could play perfectly into his plan.
“There are going to be some teams that want to pick a quarterback,” said Snead, “and that could increase the value of our pick. I have told people I’m not sure I know how to draft without multiple first-round picks, so I’m always going to be interested when it comes to making sure I can continue to do that.”
Even if Snead isn’t able to deal the Rams’ top pick, St. Louis is still looking at two first-round selections.