Rams Could Ask For A Bounty For 2nd Round Pick

Would you trade the Rams 2010 2nd round pick for a 1st round pick in 2011?  Or would it take more?

The Rams are sitting in a very enviable position this year, with the draft switching to a 3 day format, the Rams have the first pick of the day 3 times total.  With the layoff overnight from the 1st to 2nd round, a few teams may want to move up into the Rams spot at number 33 overall.  SI.com’s Peter King has the details:

The first pick of the second round this year will be the most valuable first pick of a second round in NFL history. … The desperado Rams will need the pick, obviously, because they need players. But some teams will want that pick badly; I’m sure of it. And some team just might pay through the nose to get it. … The Rams’ pick is 33 overall, in a much better overall draft [than 2009]. Imagine if they have three or four players they like there and would risk moving down eight or 10 spots — but the asking price to do that is a 2011 first-round pick. Stranger things have happened when a team gets desperate. St. Louis will also have the edge Saturday morning[at the start of the 3rd round], with the first pick of a new day, but the ransom won’t be nearly as high for that pick, obviously.

There are a lot of very good players that could be available at 33 and the Rams could opt to keep the pick and pick one of those players to fill one of their many needs.  However, I think the Rams would ideally turn that pick into a bounty of more picks to help fill more holes.  It will be significantly easier to trade down from 33 than 1, with multiple suitors wanting to move up to get their guy.


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