Rams general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher possess a roster with a multitude of holes.
Teams do not go 2-14, after all, if loaded with players producing at All Pro levels.
That said, the second best case scenario would involve the Rams getting offered a terrific package to move down in the draft, obtaining additional picks and still getting a player they highly covet from their new draft slot.
According to the NFL Draft trade value chart, the No. 6 pick is worth 1,600 points. Keep in mind that the new collective bargaining agreement is much more team friendly and made it less risky financially to move into the top 10.
Just as the Rams received more compensation than the draft value chart would have dictated when trading from the No. 2 position in the historic trade with the Washington Redskins, they could get another value heavy deal via a trade down from No. 6.
For another perspective on how lopsided some see the Rams No. 2 pick trade in terms of sheer numbers, please see this interesting evaluation from harvardsportsanalysis.wordpress.com.
For the purposes of analyzing a trade from No. 6, let us use the No. 16 pick, which is currently held by the New York Jets.
The Jets are always very aggressive in their offseason pursuits, as evidenced once again by their controversial trade for quarterback Tim Tebow.
For the Jets to move up to the No. 6 spot (and no I am not suggesting them as a potential trade partner necessarily), they would have to give up the No. 16 pick (1,000 points), their No. 47 (430 points) and No. 77 (205 points).
The Jets total would come to 1,635 points worth of compensation. That would give the Rams just slightly more draft value in exchange for the No. 6 pick (1,600 points).
In this example, the Rams would still have a middle first-rounder and would have picked up a third second-round pick and a second third-round selection.
If the Rams trade down into the range of 10 to 16, they still get a player they love (perhaps a Fletcher Cox, David DeCastro, Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd, Melvin Ingram, Dontari Poe, Michael Brockers, Riley Reiff or Kendall Wright) while obtaining some exceptional additional compensation.
As for Blackmon, who is highly desired by Rams Nation, he is now pegged to go at No. 13 by Dane Brugler in his brand new mock at cbssports.com.
The Rams trading down into this area and getting Blackmon would qualify as one of many very nice potential outcomes for St. Louis.