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    Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 20, 2010 6:53 AM ET

    The draft is two days away, and there's growing talk in league circles that the Rams would be willing to trade out of the No. 1 overall selection for a package far less than the outdated draft trade chart would require.

    The thinking is that, if the Rams stay put, they'd feel compelled to take quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick. But there's a concern that Bradford, who hasn't played much football since 2008, will end up on the bench for most if not all of 2010, while A.J. Feeley or Keith Null or someone else takes the snaps. (Then there's the whole "exploding shoulder" thing and the whole "spread offense" thing, which Bradford tried unconvincingly to explain away during a Monday interview on Jim Rome Is Burning.)

    Some believe that the Rams, who have won six games in three years, would prefer to pick a player who can step right in and play -- and if they can acquire more picks or, perhaps even better, extra players who can immediately contribute, it would be a bonus.

    Then there's the value that comes from stepping away from having to fork over the record contract that the first overall pick will receive, especially if it's a quarterback.

    So who would trade up? The primary candidates are the Redskins (No. 4), the Browns (No. 7), and possibly the Seahawks (No. 6).

    And for those of you who think that the Redskins wouldn't pick a quarterback in round one, the one quarterback they'd potentially pick is Bradford, whom offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan would begin to develop behind the scenes, potentially with the idea of coach Mike Shanahan engineering a torch-passing to Kyle after two or three seasons with Donovan McNabb at the helm.

    For the Rams, the biggest question is whether they'd be willing to take the heat for taking a package that would pale in comparison to the deals done in past years at the top of round one. Given that the Rams have suffered through far greater indignities of late relating to and arising from on-field performance (or lack thereof), they should be thrilled to be criticized for making a move that potentially will improve their current circumstances significantly.
    Think of it what you will.


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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    Doubtful but this is my freakin' nightmare.


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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    this is why they should take suh and McCoy in the second

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    If our idea was that Bradford was not going to start the majority of the season then AJ Feely was a big mistake. If that's the case we will be 3-13, and Spags will be looking for a job.
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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    My wish list for picks #1 & 33 SUH McCoy (perfect world senario)

    however if we trade #1's w/the browns 2010,2011 2nd & there 2nd 3rd #85 2010
    that would tempting (if they have a 2nd 2011?)
    giving us 1-7 2-33,38 3-65,85 in the first 3 rounds plus next years 2nd
    we could get several possible starters plus quality depth IMO

    What do you think doable or not
    per thread trade down on the cheap

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    I think Mike Florio was bored so he wrote this article to pass the time.

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    We will have to wait and see I guess, but watching these other teams making moves while we sit on our hands and give reasons for not acting, its just frustrating. If Despags REALLY start the season with almost the exact same roster then I as a fan will be thoroughly disappointed. We have made crap ass moves so far this offseason in hopes of the draft changing our fortunes, and NOW we might HAND OVER the first pick WTF.
    This is the EXACT reasoning that makes us THE bottom feeders in the NFL, un-freakin-believable.

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    I can't wait until after our second pick, and all of this is overwith. Sheesh.

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by dave626 View Post
    We will have to wait and see I guess, but watching these other teams making moves while we sit on our hands and give reasons for not acting, its just frustrating. If Despags REALLY start the season with almost the exact same roster then I as a fan will be thoroughly disappointed. We have made crap ass moves so far this offseason in hopes of the draft changing our fortunes, and NOW we might HAND OVER the first pick WTF.
    This is the EXACT reasoning that makes us THE bottom feeders in the NFL, un-freakin-believable.
    Settle down, Beavis. Its just a typical Florio speculation article. Devaney has already said that its a load of crap.

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    Re: Talk increases that Rams would trade down on the cheap

    dave, we haven't made crap ass moves, we;ve added depth. Ive already pointed out in another thread that Devaney said that was total BS anyway...

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