After a hugely disappointing 2-14 season that was derailed by a combination of injuries and a brutal early-season schedule, the St. Louis Rams are in something of a rebuilding mode.
While there are holes to fill on both sides of the ball, a couple of key pieces are in place with Sam Bradford at QB and Jeff Fisher all but hired as the new head coach.
Going into the offseason always offers hope for improvement for struggling NFL teams. The draft and free agency give teams an infusion of talent that can lead to a quick turnaround and a playoff berth.
With the Indianapolis Colts looking to take Andrew Luck first overall in April's draft, the Rams have plenty of options available to them with the second pick. With a few teams in desperate need at quarterback, I am sure they will receive offers for the pick.
Washington, Miami and possibly Seattle are the teams I see looking to move up to the No. 2 spot and select Robert Griffin III. The Rams need to seriously consider making a deal with one of those teams.
The problem with that is the player that would most help the Rams, Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, will be gone if they trade down. If Griffin is off the board when Cleveland picks at No. 4, I am pretty sure the Browns will take Blackmon.
Even if this is the case, I still feel like St. Louis needs to go ahead and trade down.
I think the scenario involving the Washington Redskins trading up is the most likely, and I think it will cost them the No. 6 overall pick and a second rounder in both 2102 and 2013.
So, here is my seven-round mock draft for the Rams including the trade scenario with Washington.