The St. Louis defense is stacked at defensive end, so there's an assumption that the Rams are less interested in Jadeveon Clowney than other teams. But don't buy that.
According to Jim Thomas of STLtoday.com, the Rams hosted Clowney for an official private workout—one of 30 allowed for each team.
The visit alone is not exactly earth-shattering news. But to add to the intrigue, Fisher recently spoke with STLtoday.com and seemed very forgiving of Clowney's lack of production last season. He's apparently unmoved by Clowney's low sack total:
“You see a lot of other really big plays throughout the year. Consistent big plays, whether they’re chase plays down the field or plays against the run.”
Skeptics will dismiss the comments as a mere pre-draft smokescreen. But ask yourself this... Would it really be that shocking if a defensive-minded coach drafted a player who is, by most accounts, a rare and extraordinary defensive talent?
Since the Rams have plenty of talent at defensive end, getting Clowney on the field will be challenging. But Fisher went on to address that issue:
“I’ve learned over the years that you never have enough pass rushers,” Fisher said. “And I think not only us, but other teams that are in our situation, are creative enough to find ways to get (Clowney) on the field and put him in position to make plays.”
If the Rams do pull the trigger on Clowney, there's no reason for outrage. Having too many elite defensive ends on the roster is, uh... a pretty good problem to have.