The St. Louis Rams have the No.2 and No. 13 picks in May’s NFL Draft.
Such luxury allows a team some wiggle room and options when it comes to trying to determine the direction they want to go in the draft.
Aside from the Texans who the No. 1 pick, the Rams are the team with the greatest amount of leverage at the top of the draft. With a franchise quarterback already checked off the list, a gifted left tackle and two pass rushing freaks already secured, the Rams have options and no pressing need.
Rams general manager Les Snead, who told theMMQB.com’s Greg Bedard that St. Louis has been talking to teams about possibly trading the No. 2 pick.
“We have had some conversations with multiple teams,” Snead said. “They’re more flirtatious calls than anything. We have numbers 2 and 13, but Houston has No. 1. Nobody can really seriously chat with us until they are happy with at least two players. I think what might happen as we get closer to the draft, maybe it comes to fruition what Houston is going to do, maybe it doesn’t, you have more serious talks probably the week of the draft going, ‘Hey, if our player is there at 2, this is what we’re going to offer.’ I think it will get more serious.”
What the Texans do at No. 1 will likely dictate what happens with the Rams and the rest of the draft.