Rams Open to Trade – Can Anyone Pay The Price?

The Rams are more than likely not going to trade the number 1 overall selection, but that does not stop the rumor mill from spinning, especially with the number 1 overall selection unsigned.

The two teams with the chance to trade up according to the rumors are the Redskins and the Browns who pick 4th and 7th respectively.  The Redskins do not have enough draft picks to make the move, so they would need to add some current players to the mix.

The quick answer to the question is NO, but check out the rumors and details after the jump!

The rumors have them considering offering Haynesworth, LaRon Landry and the #4 for the #1.  This rumor does not even pass the smell test for either side.  But, that does not stop the rumor mill, especially when the Washington DC area is involved.  VanRam of Turf  Show Times sums it up perfectly.

The DC media market drives the message in two areas. The obvious one is politics, and the more surprising one is NFL football. When it comes to politics they never let facts get in the way of a good story, and it’s no different with NFL trade rumors.

The Washington DC area loves a juicy rumor, and they are spinning as fast as they can before (and during) tonight’s 1st round.  They will probably hold out hope that the Rams and Skins will make a pick and trade for weeks after the draft.

The Browns would have to seduce the Rams with a boatload of their picks, but they don’t even have the full set up draft picks to equal the number 1 overall pick in the classic draft chart.  Granted that chart is outdated, but since the Rams want a bounty for the pick, the old draft chart is a good place to start.  And the Browns do not even have that.

Here’s the unstoppable Bernie Miklasz on the Rams and the trade talks:

GM Billy Devaney has fielded inquiries the last several days, but nothing has heated up. Devaney told me  “there’s virtually no chance,” the Rams will trade the pick, but he’ll still listen if teams want to make a pitch. The Rams’ have set a high price for the No. 1 pick.

All was quiet at Rams Park.  No one in a position of power at Rams Park expects a a trade. They fully expect to keep the No. 1 pick and use it. And if they keep the pick the choice will be Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford…

So, remember… take everything you read and hear today with a very small grain of salt because there is so much more hot air and misdirection than any other day on the calendar.


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