The St. Louis Rams have been looking for a true, exciting playmaker on the offensive side of the ball since the ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ era ended.
In this year’s NFL draft, running back Trent Richardson can truly do it all—this rusher has the ability to run by defenders, juke around tacklers and truck over linebackers.
Rams brass is truly enamored with Richardson and is looking to trade up for this rusher.
The Minnesota Vikings have just about taken out a full-page advertisement detailing how badly they want to trade their third overall pick.
The potential of a Rams-Vikings trade seems like a perfect fit.
After their deal with the Washington Redskins, the Rams possess two second-round picks with which they can move up and down the draft board.
The Vikings would love to grab an extra second-round pick (an early one at that) and move three slots down the draft board.
Assuming that the Rams would pick Richardson and the Browns would default to wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the Buccaneers’ pick would come down to Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman likes both prospects and could nab whichever one the Buccaneers don’t select at No. 5 overall.
For the Rams, they get their feature back and avoid the ‘dropoff’ year that many expect Steven Jackson to have in 2012.
St. Louis realizes that Trent Richardson probably won’t fall past the fourth pick and the team would be well-suited to make a move up to the third selection to grab Richardson.
The teams look like a perfect fit for a trade and I expect the Rams to move up and get their guy with the third pick.