(Image Soruce: Sports-Glory.com)

 

BY TOM MARTIN

 

The NFL Draft is two months away — but don’t tell the St. Louis Rams. A team source told ESPN the Rams are already willing to trade the second overall pick. Adam Schefter says it won’t come cheap.

 

“Go back to 2004, back when the Chargers traded the rights to the top overall pick — Eli Manning to the Giants — for two first-round picks, a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick. The Rams will be seeking a similar package in return.”

 

Four picks for one. It may sound pricey, but as Peter King tells NFL Network, the Rams hold the keys to a Heisman-winning QB with a ton of hype.

 

“The St. Louis Rams are gonna sit there and they’re going to do everything possible to try to percolate this pick, and to try to make sure that everybody around the league knows how great Robert Griffin III is.”

 

Indianapolis holds the first overall pick — but say they’re all about Andrew Luck. That leaves RG3 — whose 40-yard-dash time at the combine rivaled those of wide receivers. CBS Sports says the Rams will have plenty of offers.

 

“Cleveland, Washington and Miami have top-8 draft picks; Seattle chooses 12th. Of that group, the Browns have the most ammunition … but expect Washington to push hard. The Redskins must find someone better than Rex Grossman or John Beck to man the position.”

 

The Washington Post reports teams like the Redskins won’t mind offering two first-rounders thanks to a new rule.

 

“Because of the new [Collective Bargaining Agreement], which has established a rookie wage system and lowers the financial investment a team in a high pick, the Rams’ pick is highly coveted, and teams are more willing to make such moves than in years past.”

 

So, we know a few teams are in the hunt — but how about a dark horse? Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

“Yeah, they’re committed to Blaine Gabbert … But what better way to throw other teams off the scent than to create the impression that Gabbert remains the guy? … Throw in the fact that Griffin would get two cracks at the Colts every year, and the move seems far less ludicrous.”

 

The Rams will have just under two months to trade the pick before they’re on the clock April 26th.

Griffin III Up For Grabs: Rams Say They'll Deal No. 2 Pick

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Feb 29, 2012

Griffin III Up For Grabs: Rams Say They'll Deal No. 2 Pick

(Image Soruce: Sports-Glory.com)

 

BY TOM MARTIN

 

The NFL Draft is two months away — but don’t tell the St. Louis Rams. A team source told ESPN the Rams are already willing to trade the second overall pick. Adam Schefter says it won’t come cheap.

 

“Go back to 2004, back when the Chargers traded the rights to the top overall pick — Eli Manning to the Giants — for two first-round picks, a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick. The Rams will be seeking a similar package in return.”

 

Four picks for one. It may sound pricey, but as Peter King tells NFL Network, the Rams hold the keys to a Heisman-winning QB with a ton of hype.

 

“The St. Louis Rams are gonna sit there and they’re going to do everything possible to try to percolate this pick, and to try to make sure that everybody around the league knows how great Robert Griffin III is.”

 

Indianapolis holds the first overall pick — but say they’re all about Andrew Luck. That leaves RG3 — whose 40-yard-dash time at the combine rivaled those of wide receivers. CBS Sports says the Rams will have plenty of offers.

 

“Cleveland, Washington and Miami have top-8 draft picks; Seattle chooses 12th. Of that group, the Browns have the most ammunition … but expect Washington to push hard. The Redskins must find someone better than Rex Grossman or John Beck to man the position.”

 

The Washington Post reports teams like the Redskins won’t mind offering two first-rounders thanks to a new rule.

 

“Because of the new [Collective Bargaining Agreement], which has established a rookie wage system and lowers the financial investment a team in a high pick, the Rams’ pick is highly coveted, and teams are more willing to make such moves than in years past.”

 

So, we know a few teams are in the hunt — but how about a dark horse? Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

“Yeah, they’re committed to Blaine Gabbert … But what better way to throw other teams off the scent than to create the impression that Gabbert remains the guy? … Throw in the fact that Griffin would get two cracks at the Colts every year, and the move seems far less ludicrous.”

 

The Rams will have just under two months to trade the pick before they’re on the clock April 26th.

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