Just when you thought the free agent frenzy had dried like the ink on a bloated contract, the St. Louis Rams could be making another move. Browns safety Brodney Pool may visit Rams Park on Monday. Whether he signs with the Rams or not, clearly, they're doing their covering the bases if Oshiomogho Atogwe gets a better offer that the Rams don't want to match.
Pool, a second round pick in 2005, had four INTs in 10 starts last year, and has nine INTs in his last three seasons. Pool is an asset in coverage. Here's his scouting report from SBN:
A natural free safety. Diagnoses plays quickly and makes smart decisions. Excels in deep support and zone coverage, where he can react quickly to the ball in the air. Takes good position and angles.
Is a little long and lanky. Isn't as effective in the box. Has the hips and lateral quickness for man coverage but gets turned around and fails to locate at times. Not a bone-crushing tackler.
Ability isn't the issue; concussions are. Pool suffered his fourth concussion in five seasons last November, getting shut down for the season. The medical exam will have a lot to say about whether or not the Rams, or any team, signs Pool. If he's healthy, this is a good move.