The draft rumors are swirling at a high rate currently, as we’re just three days away from the start of the 2014 NFL Draft. Until then, though, we really can’t know what any teams are thinking.
However, when it comes to the St. Louis Rams and the number two overall pick, we might be one step closer to nailing down their potential pick. Per Peter King of SI.com, the Rams might finally be close to deciding on Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson.
Robinson to the Rams has long been a widespread rumor, as they have a strong need for help at offensive tackle. Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews remains in the race according to the St. Louis Dispatch, however, who suggests the Rams are leaning towards the more polished of the two tackles.
While Matthews does have more polish and appears more NFL-ready at the moment, Robinson has much more upside. If it came down to the two tackles, King’s assumption that St. Louis is leaning toward the more athletic Robinson could easily ring true.
Of course, there is also the potential of stud pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney dropping from the top spot down to the Rams at number two overall. If that happens, the Rams will have to consider bolstering an already elite pass rushing unit so they don’t pass on a potential Hall of Famer.
While it feels like the Rams will and should take a tackle to shore up their offensive line, we’re actually no closer to understanding where they’re at. In fact, there have been some whispers that their interest in Johnny Manziel is “genuine”, while they’re also open to trading down. Mock drafters can probably pencil in Robinson at the two spot for now, but the next three days still have the potential to shake things up considerably.