Random Ramsdom: St. Louis Rams News, Draft Day Trades, & Robin Hood the Rams fan

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Assuming the NFL regular season kicks off the first weekend in September, we’re only 147 days away from some meaningful football! The good news is the St. Louis Rams are only 25 days away from the 2014 NFL Draft. What is the team up to in mid-April?

Rams Draft Rewind - 2011:  ESPN NFL Nation

The NFL draft is still about a month away, leaving us with plenty of time to look ahead to what might happen. But it also gives us plenty of time to take a look back.  In the interest of keeping Rams fans from re-living the nightmares of drafts gone by, we'll limit our look back to drafts where at least one player remains on the roster.  With that, we turn our attention to the 2011 draft class.  Wagoner also revisited the picks from the 2010 draft.

The Rams Need to Hit Big With Their First Round Picks:  Bleacher Report

Unlike the other teams that will appear on this list, St. Louis isn't in dire straits. The Rams are actually in fantastic shape heading into this draft, finding quality talent in recent years like Robert Quinn and Michael Brockers.

Draft Day Trades:  National Football Post

As the NFL draft approaches, there is lots of chatter this year regarding the possibility of early first round trades. Whether that talk turns into action depends on the Texans and the Rams. With the first pick in the draft will the Texans jump on a quarterback, take Jadveon Clowney or trade the pick? At the second selection, are the Rams happy with Sam Bradford at quarterback? Do they think they are strong enough at defensive end to bypass Clowney? Will they trade out of the pick?

Rams Hope To Have Another Productive Rookie Class:  Ramblin’ Fan

Last year’s rookie class was one of the most productive group of Ram newcomers in recent memory. The team got big contributions from first year players last season, which helped build a solid core of young talented players on one of the NFL’s youngest rosters. The Ram offense combined for 4,877 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2013. Last year’s rookie class combined for 2,262 offensive yards (46% of team total) and 18 TD’s (47% of team total). If the Rams hope to keep up in the brutal NFL West, General manager Les Snead and Head coach Jeff Fisher would be wise to use ’13′s draft as a template for the future.

Ten Sleepers Heading Towards Draft Day:  NFL.com

After conducting a few conversations with scouts and decision-makers around the league, here are 10 under-the-radar players to remember heading into the draft.  One recently visited the Rams...just who is this guy?

Aaron Murray Drawing Interest From Several Teams:  Pro Football Talk

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time.  The Rams have shown interest.

Rams’ Five Biggest Offseason Mistakes:  Rant Sports

Operating on a strict budget as the St. Louis Rams are this offseason, it’s truly difficult to find too many faults with the way their business has been handled. But as with any team, digging a little deeper reveals some potential pitfalls that could be troublesome along the way as a result of a handful of the moves made in St. Louis. Here are the team’s five biggest mistakes made thus far in preparation for the 2014 NFL season.

Proven Winner, Clinton-Dix, Ready for the NFL:  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

Of all the top-ranked defensive backs in this year’s draft, none has enjoyed the degree of on-field collegiate success enjoyed by Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who entered this offseason as arguably the most sought-after prospect at his position.  A member of the Crimson Tide’s national championship in 2013, the two-year starter enters the draft following a junior season that saw him swiftly climb the rankings of draft-eligible safeties.

Manziel Tops QB’s in Wonderlic Test:  Yahoo! Sports

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.  He’s smart...but would it be wise for the Rams to draft him?

The Draft’s Top Five Wide Receivers:  National Football Post

With offenses changing the way they have the last 10 years, the wide receiver position has become one of the marquee positions in every draft. Receivers can become difference makers and the more good ones a club has, the more difficult it is to defend that offense. With that being said, here are NFP's top five receivers in this year’s draft class.

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