In case you forgot in the midst of all the Gregg Williams scandal talk, the St. Louis Rams were the talk of the town over their second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Last week, talk of a "mystery team" entered the conversation as a potential trade partner. On Monday, Peter King at SI.com shared some predictions as to who those mystery teams might be.
Let's get back to draft talk after the jump.
In handicapping the Rams' potential trade partners, King puts the Washington Redskins at the top of the list, with 3-1 odds. That really makes the most sense, given their needs, willingness to trade and Mike Shanahan's understanding of just how important quarterbacks are.
Right below Washington is Cleveland, who engaged in a little media negotiating of their own over the weekend, waffling on throwing in their 22nd pick in the draft.
And the mystery teams?
The most surprising is Philadelphia, a team that has Michael Vick. Here's King:
5. (tie) Philadelphia and Kansas City, 25-1. Never eliminate Andy Reid in the quest for a quarterback. He loved RG3 when they met at the combine, as did Chiefs GM Scott Pioli. If Pioli has some Thomas Dimitroff riverboat gambler in him, he just might risk it all to go get Griffin.
Hmm, the Eagles are an interesting team to put in the mix. Of course, drafting Griffin would then allow their horse trading front office to move Vick after a season. Of course, Vick is no spring chicken; he'll be 32 this season, so this would be a smart way for the Eagles to transition to life without him and not miss a beat in terms of staying competitive.
The Chiefs are not as surprising to see on this list since they have an obvious need at quarterback. The Rams might be less inclined to trade down to Chiefs' 11th spot in the draft.
Miami and Seattle also make King's list. Seattle, he says, is unlikely to surrender the picks. Miami might prefer Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn over trading up.