Michael Vick To Rams Guarantees Suh or McCoy as the No. 1 Pick

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IFebruary 18, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 20:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The Rams have issues at the quarterback position, but how does one address the quarterback spot, when one of the most dominating defensive players in recent history is waiting to get picked as No. 1 overall?

A simple solution would be for the Rams to trade for Eagles third-string quarterback Michael Vick, who is looking to become a starter once again in a effort to fully resurrect his career.

Rams general manager Billy Devaney was the assistant general manager during the Vick era in Atlanta, so he is very familiar with his abilities. There have also been rumors circulating that Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has some interest in Vick.

Vick addition to the Rams would obviously not be a long-term solution for the franchise, but with the top two quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen having many questions surrounding some of their abilities and durability, Vick would serve as more of a band-aid for the next year or two.

Perhaps the Rams will select a quarterback in the later rounds of April's draft and develop a prospect like Tony Pike or Sean Canfield. Or, they could wait a full year and try to get Jake Locker or Ryan Mallett.

Whatever is the case, bringing Vick on board opens the door for the Rams to elect either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy with the No. 1 overall pick. Vick would represent a good solution at quarterback, buying the Rams time to take another one later or wait a year.

Plus, investing No. 1 overall pick money in a lineman is always a safer bet than investing that same money in one of two quarterbacks who have some question marks that may or may not be resolved at the NFL Combine or Pro Day workouts.

Whatever the Rams front office is contemplating, bringing on Vick just makes more sense as draft day gets closer. Passing on Suh could be that one pick that might haunt the Rams.


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