It's time to swarm Rams fans.
Interesting side stories are popping up regarding last night's first round of the NFL Draft. Over the next few days or weeks we'll hear more about the war room tales, but my favorite so far is the one regarding the Oakland-Miami trade.
It seems Miami called Oakland and just threw them an offer, thinking the worst that could happen was they said "No!". The Raiders called them back and said "YES!" to a swap of the #3 overall pick for Miami's #12 and #42 second round choice. If you look at the pick value charts, Miami came out ahead by 520 points. Never hurts to ask, eh?
Given the oft heard statements by NFL experts about this draft class being weaker than most, I'm surprised at how many moves we've seen in the bottom of the first round. The Rams traded their 2nd round pick in the Tavon Austin deal, but if you blink you'll more than likely miss Les Snead slashing his way around the draft board.
Here's what happened last night in Round 1 of the NFL Draft:
1 - Kansas City - Eric Fisher , OT, CMU
2 - Jacksonville - Luke Joeckle, OT, Texas A&M
3 - Miami (via trade with OAK) - Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
4 - Philadelphia - Lane Johnson, OT, O.U.
5 - Detroit - Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
6 - Cleveland - Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
7 - Arizona - Jonathan Cooper, OG, UNC
8 - St. Louis Rams (via trade with BUF) - Tavon Austin, WR, WV
9 - New York Jets - D. Milliner, CB, Bama
10 - Tennessee - C. Warmack, OG, Bama
11 - San Diego - D. J. Fluker, OT, Bama
12 - Oakland - D. J. Haden, CB, Houston
13 - New York Jets - S. Richardson, DT, Mizzou
14 - Carolina - S. Lotulelei, DT, Utah
15 - New Orleans - K. Vacarro, S, Texas
16 - Buffalo - E.J. Manuel, QB, FSU
17 - Pittsburgh - J. Jones, OLB, Georgia
18 - San Francisco (via trade with Dallas) - Eric Reid, S, LSU
19 - New York Giants - J. Pugh, OT, Syracuse
20 - Chicago - K. Long, OG, Oregon
21 - Cincinnati - T. Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
22 - Atlanta (Via trade with St. Louis) - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
23 - Minnesota- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
24 -Indianpolis- Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU
25 - Minnesota- Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU
26 - Green Bay- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
27 - Houston- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Syracuse
28 - Denver- Sylvester Williams, DT, UNC
29 - Minnesota (via trade with NE)- Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
30 - St. Louis Rams (via trade with ATL)- Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia
31 - Dallas (via trade with SF)- Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
32- Baltimore- Matt Elam, S, Florida