ESPN reports via Adam Schefter that the Rams will indeed trade their first round, second-overall pick for this year's draft. Here is the tweet from SportsCenter citing information obtained by Schefter.
It comes as no surprise that the Rams would decide to deal their pick for what should be a treasure trove in returns.
The newfound need to deal their pick comes from the emerging star power of Robert Griffin III. The Baylor standout was highly coveted prior to the NFL Combine, but after his 4.41 40-yard dash time, his status is off the charts.
Schefter tweets that there are a few possibilities for the Rams and who what they may target in a trade.
It's impossible to say which team will make it out of this draft with the best talent. Such a statement can only be measured after years of seeing this talent pan out.
Is this the right move for the St. Louis Rams?
However, the Rams are my favorite to dominate this draft from the start with what should be an inordinate amount of picks and star players coming in to flip the switch on a faltering franchise.
The Rams need offensive line help and a big-time wide receiver, and they could actually fill both holes by relinquishing their position as the second team to pick.
The more Griffin shines at the combine and his future workout at his pro day, the more rewards the Rams will be able to reap.
The sooner the better for St. Louis.