Suh, Bradford. Bradford, Suh. Even though there are four potential players in the mix for the St. Louis Rams' first overall pick, the conversation has mostly turned on whether or not the choice will be QB Sam Bradford or DT Ndamukong Suh. Scratch that. We've got a whole new rumor to add to the mix today.
John Czarnecki at Fox Sports said today that if it were up to head coach Steve Spagnuolo, the Rams would pick Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy.
If the draft was today, the Rams would select Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy because he is the player that head coach Steve Spagnuolo likes better. Fortunately for Rams fans who want a quarterback after passing on Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez the past two Aprils, the team has seven weeks to change Spags’ mind.
I don't know about you, but my doctor is really worried about my sodium count with all the Rams draft and trade rumors lately. If it's true that Spags' likes McCoy best, it should come as no surprise. McCoy seems to fit more into the mold of a versatile defensive lineman that can play end as well as tackle, though there's plenty of debate out there that Suh and McCoy can each do both.
It's also worth noting that Spagnuolo is just one voice in the Rams draft brain trust. And the team also gets a huge benefit from keeping the waters muddy about which player they will pick first overall next month.