St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said that other teams were already calling about the Rams' stable of young cornerbacks. It comes as a mild surprise that teams would be looking into scoring some young talent on the cheap, but the real shocker is that the Rams finally have a deep enough stable of cornerbacks that rival teams would actually be interested in some of their players. Fortunately, Fisher was in no hurry to make any moves.
Fisher and some other members of the Rams' brass took some time to speak with a group of fans taking in the last day of training camp on Thursday.
The Rams spent two of their top 100 picks, two picks out of five in the first three rounds, of the 2012 NFL Draft on cornerbacks. Second-round pick Janoris Jenkins could prove to be a real steal. Many considered him to be the draft's top cover corner, but pushed him down draft boards out of concerns about off-field incidents. St. Louis drafted Montana corner Trumaine Johnson in the third round, another player who could have been drafted much higher except for character concerns.
Jenkins and Johnson join a position group headlined by free agent addition Cortland Finnegan. Also on the roster is Bradley Fletcher, the incumbent starter from the last three seasons, which were marred by injury. Another name to keep an eye on is Jerome Murphy, a third-round pick from the 2010 draft. Then of course there was last year's pleasant surprise Josh Gordy, plucked away from the fringes of Green Bay's roster, Gordy stood out when pressed into duty as injuries decimated the position group.
As far as a trade goes, it is way too soon for the Rams to consider any such move. The only corner in danger of leaving anytime soon is Fletcher, who is due to be a free agent after this season.