The St. Louis Rams currently hold the five picks in the top 100 of the 2012 NFL Draft after a trade with the Washington Redskins, including No. 6 overall (from Washington), No. 33 overall and No. 39 overall (from Washington), but now they are being mentioned in trade rumors with the Cleveland Browns. Head coach Jeff Fisher told Mike and Mike in the Morning that the Rams would consider all trade offers, and specifically mentioned the Cleveland Browns (who hold the No. 4 overall pick) as a possible trade partner.
On Saturday, Mary Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Rams and Eagles are among at least four NFL teams interested in trading up for the Browns' No. 4 pick. As for why those teams would be looking to move up and what they each have to offer, Cabot made several observations:
It's not just Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill that teams are after. There's been considerable interest in USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon.
The Rams and Eagles are attractive trade partners because both have two picks in the second round. The Rams have the 33rd overall pick and the 39th pick from their recent trade with Washington. The Eagles have the No. 46 pick in the second round and the No. 51st pick from their trade with Arizona last year for quarterback Kevin Kolb.
One prospect Cabot neglected to mention is Alabama running back Trent Richardson, who is known to be high on the Rams' list and could be the reason for making a move up in the first round. Russ Lande of the Sporting News, a former scout for the Rams, reported that Richardson was the team's "first choice" earlier in the week.
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