Holding the top pick in Thursday's first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams are on the clock—for now.
Trade rumors abound, as is the case every April as the draft draws nearer. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, and Miami Dolphins are a few of several teams reportedly looking to move down in the first round.
This year, most of them should find a partner. The unsteady draft stock of potential elite players such as wide receiver Dez Bryant, running back C.J. Spiller, and quarterback Jimmy Clausen could pique the interest of teams slotted below the typical range for such talents.
With these potential moves in mind, this mock draft is a departure from the typical "pick where you're slotted" thought exercises churned out by sports news outlets this time of year. The NFL's rookie class of 2010 is jam-packed with talent, from an abundance of elite prospects to a strong "middle class."
Simply put, there are plenty of targets for a trade up and plenty of reasons to value later picks in a trade down. This first round could get crazy.
(As early as the Rams' pick, in fact...)