HOUSTON - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies holds his MVP trophy after Texas A&M defeated Northwesten University 33-22 at Reliant Stadium on December 31, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Browns are interested in Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. How interested are they? Interested enough to draft him with their fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. If they were to draft Tannehill, it could have a big impact for the St. Louis Rams and their sixth pick.
With Cleveland using their pick on Tannehill, it makes it far more likely that one of the players at the top of the draft that the Rams could really use will slide to them at the sixth spot.
Assuming Minnesota takes Matt Kalil, no guarantee though they would be foolish to pass him over, St. Louis could choose between Morris Claiborne, Trent Richardson or Justin Blackmon, depending on which player they like best and who is available.
Based on the talk so far, it would seem like Claiborne and Richardson would be the Rams' top choices. Of course, St. Louis could trade down, and with those players available, there might be more teams interested in trading up to the sixth spot.
This could be a very interesting year for the draft.