The 2013 NFL season is over for the St. Louis Rams. And if you haven’t heard yet, their door is open for bidding when it comes to the number two overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
St. Louis holds the second choice in this year’s draft thanks to a trade with the Washington Redskins two seasons ago. With the ‘Skins going 3-13 this year, the Rams now hold two first round picks, with the best one being the one right after the first. However, with the Rams already possessing a franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford, they understandably don’t necessarily need a pick of that statute. Or more importantly, they’re interested in all of the possibilities of what such a gaudy pick could bring them.
Per Sports Illustrated, St. Louis GM Les Snead has “made it clear” that the Rams are “open for business” in regards to the number two overall pick in the 2014 draft.
With Teddy Bridgewater as the expected top pick this year, that leaves highly touted pass-rusher Jedevon Clowney and a slew of top-level quarterbacks as the top candidates for the second overall selection. While the Rams could still certainly opt for those options or another by standing pat, Snead has a history of stocking picks, and is more likely than not to make a move that allows the Rams to trade down and acquire more picks.