Bernie Miklasz of stltoday.com is reporting that head coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams are open to trading the second overall pick in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. According to Fisher, the Rams front office will have a multitude of possibilities to weigh:
"There are going to be teams that have some interest in that pick," Fisher said. "What we do will define the future of this franchise moving forward. If we stay [at the No. 2 pick] who do we take, if we move down who do we take. What if we move down and come back up. That's going to define the future.
Many prognosticators have suggested the Rams will select a top offensive, such as WR Justin Blackmon or OT Matt Kalil, but several mock drafts have also suggested the Rams might trade down with the Cleveland Browns.
Regardless of the tactic the St. Louis front office decides on, Fisher appears confident the club will improve:
"...I promise you this. We will not be picking second again. This is the last time we're picking second."
The Rams finished the 2012 season with a 2-14 record, tied for the NFL-worst record with the Indianapolis Colts, who own the No. 1 overall pick.
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