Originally Posted by Revolvermaster
I think the strats are too different with the caps now. we'll see.
You're correct,however if Blackmon goes 4th overall to the Rams instead of 2nd,the team will save money. Every bit counts. In many ways the
Rams and Colts could be considered as having the top pick in my opinion. The difference is the Colts are going to take Andrew Luck. They might
listen to some offers,but at the end of the day Luck has been on their radar since midway through last season when it was obvious the team wasn't going anywhere.
The Rams are in a very enviable position imo. They are set at Qb with Bradford. Cleveland at 4 and Washington at 6 would love to move up
to their slot and select Griffin. The Vikings at 3 will stand pat imo. They would either go Kalil at LT or Claiborne at CB. Both players would solidify
a critical position for the next decade.The OP believes they go Kalil while I think they'll go with Claiborne. Either way they can't go wrong. It'll
just come down to who their staff believes will be the best fit.
NFL Draft Point Value Chart
If you use the value chart as a guideline, Cleveland is in excellent position to move up for Griffin. They could trade both of their first round
picks ( 4th and 22nd ) plus a 5th rounder and it would equal the point value of the 2nd overall selection. The Rams would probably ask
for more,but Imo again the final trade is going to be pretty close to the value chart.
Blackmon will go to the Rams. They can get him by simply staying where they are at #2 or trading back to 4 and getting extra picks in the
process. I know this scenario isn't 100% guaranteed. You have Danny Boy sitting there at six and it wouldn't shock me if he tried a Rickey
Williams type trade and mortgaged the Skins future for the next several years.