2012 NFL Draft: Rams Exploring Trade, Browns Won't Hesitate To Move Up

The St. Louis Rams have been a focal point of rumors this February, suggesting a number of possible trades may be in the works. With a 2-14 record in the 2011 NFL Season, the Rams secured the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. However, the teams' top two logical targets, WR Justin Blackmon and OT Matt Kalil, may be available a few picks lower in the draft.


Related: 2012 NFL Combine: Matt Kalil Claims To Be 'The Best Tackle In The Draft'

The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, have two first round picks, No. 4 and No. 22, but are looking for a quarterback. With the Minnesota Vikings picking at No. 3 in the 2012 NFL Draft order, the Browns may miss out on their top quarterback target, Robert Griffin III of the Baylor Bears.

The latest rumors from the combine suggest the Rams might swing a draft-day trade, and the Browns are willing to trade up:

"I wouldn't say we're hesitant to do anything," [Browns head coach Pat Shurmur] said. "We're excited about the fact that we're going to make our team better with this draft. That's the way we approach it. We're not hesitant at all."

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, and ends on Saturday, April 28. The Rams have from now until the end of their first round countdown to make a trade.

For news and information regarding the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out SB Nation's dedicated section and Mocking the Draft.

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