ESPN NFL Draft Insider Todd McShay said on SportsCenter Friday that he’s heard rumblings around the league that the Rams are angling to trade up for the No. 9 overall pick in the draft. The point would be to move ahead of the Redskins, whom everyone seems to think will draft Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.
The Rams, of course, would love Jones to add a big-play element on offense. But the price to move from 14 to 9 would be at least a 2011 third-round pick, and St. Louis has one of the NFL’s weakest rosters. That third-rounder they’d be giving up is probably a Week 1 starter.