<
>
Insider

Will Rams take Sammy Watkins?

5/4/2014

How the St. Louis Rams handle the No. 2 overall pick in the draft remains entirely up in the air. They could trade the pick or draft Jadeveon Clowney (if the Houston Texans don't do so at No. 1), a top O-lineman or WR Sammy Watkins. The Rams have downplayed their desire to add a wideout that early in the draft, but that doesn't mean that Watkins isn't in play at No. 2.

"[D]espite all the signals from Rams Park about standing pat at wide receiver — including some public statements by coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead — it’s believed there are some in the building who would like to take Watkins," wrote Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Still the Rams may feel comfortable enough with Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey in their WR corps.

“With Bailey and Austin, you probably have enough (talent), if they are established guys,” said NFL analyst Russ Lande, a former Rams scout. “But at this point you don’t know.”

In the end, Thomas thinks the Rams will take Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews if Clowney is off the board.

"Under this scenario, the Rams have a couple of options: trade down or take an offensive tackle," he wrote. "I don't think they'll take Sammy Watkins. I think they'll take Matthews over Greg Robinson."