Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen, left, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, center, talk with Texas' Colt McCoy during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings
It appears the Rams have narrowed down their choices for the number one pick overall, if they elect to not trade it away.
Rams General Manager Billy Devaney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other reporters today at the NFL Combine that there will be "four guys that will be given consideration." Devaney did not say the names specifically but gave the wink and nod that they are defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen.
The names should not come as a surprise to anyone who follows the Rams or the NFL Draft. The top two players on almost everyones board are Suh and McCoy. The Rams also need a quarterback and most everyone has Bradford and Clausen as the top two quarterbacks in the draft.
Both make sense from an organizational standpoint. Devaney said today that, "There's pros and cons to whatever decision you decide to go with. But we know this: If it comes down to that right now, there are four guys that will be given consideration. But we've got to be prepared for anything. If we do wind up trading down a little bit, we have to be ready. We have to have a bunch of guys in the hopper, that we feel good about. Those four guys you mentioned, sure, we like everything about them so far."