Rams Take a Last-Minute Visit to See a Trio of Receivers

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Rams Take a Last-Minute Visit to See a Trio of Receivers
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Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported that the Rams sent a six-person contingent to visit a trio of wide receivers for one last look. 

Jeff Fisher, Les Snead and Brian Schottenheimer were present for several last-minute private workouts that featured three of the top receivers in this year's draft class—Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright. 

It's pretty typical for coaches to pursue a second look at the prospects they covet, so the news is hardly unusual. It merely tells us that they are interested in finding a receiver, which is good news if a wideout is at the top of their wish-list. 

However, the thing that raises a few eyebrows is the fact that Rams vice president Kevin Demoff was present for Blackmon's workout. 

Demoff's job description doesn't include scouting personnel. He's a little above that. So what do we make of his presence at Blackmon's workout? And why was he absent from the workouts for Floyd and Wright? 

Perhaps, the Rams wanted a high-ranking official present in order to let Blackmon know that he'll be a member of the team (barring any unforeseen bombshells on draft day). 

And maybe, the visits with the other two receivers was simply a way to explore backup options in case a team lands Blackmon in the top five. 

But would they really make their intentions that obvious by announcing Demoff's presence at Blackmon's latest workout?

After all, there's a surplus of misinformation in the week leading up to the draft. 

It's possible they're misleading teams by giving off the false impression that they want Blackmon, which could prevent a team from trading up and stealing the player they truly have their eyes on. 

With the draft just several days a way, it's clear that the outcome of the Rams' No. 6 overall pick won't be completely solidified until the commissioner walks up to the podium for the sixth time on Thursday night. 

But until then, we'll continue to over-analyze every meaningless news update in an attempt to crack the case. 

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