Everyone and their sister thinks the Rams are going to take Ndamukong Suh with the first overall pick in the draft.
Except for ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He recently gave an interview on ESPN Radio and we have some quotes transcribed courtesy of Buc’em.
On the basis of what I’ve talked to people around the league, everything I’ve heard and at some point it’s gonna shift to this guy, and I don’t know whether it will be now or late March. It will probably be after his pro day when he goes to his pro day and goes through his workout, then all of a sudden, it’ll be about a month from now, we’ll start hearing:
“Wow, would and could the Rams take with #1 overall pick, Sam Bradford?”
And I believe ultimately when all is said and done that the Rams’ #1 pick on April 22nd 2 months from now, will be Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. And I am willing to take all bets on that.
Surprising, right? Especially since everyone is convinced that Clausen, not Bradford, is the QB prize of this draft. I have been saying for a while that I wouldn’t be shocked if Bradford eventually moved ahead of Clausen. It seems I am not alone. More from Schefter after the jump.
Let me say this, I have not spoken to the Rams about it at all. I don’t need to. I have spoken to enough other people and have heard enough other things that tell me there is no way the St. Louis Rams will not wind up taking Sam Bradford.
And you know what? My colleagues, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper who do a great job, I noticed that Sam Bradford is not in their top 5. I can promise you that’s wrong. I can promise you.
I have said it before and I will say it again, Schefter’s word is as good as gold. Now, he is not really reporting here but giving his opinion but if he believes this so strongly, there has got to be some truth to it.
If the Rams do go QB and it is Bradford, there will be a major shakeup. Detroit will probably snatch up Suh right away. If that happens, then Tampa has to decide between McCoy and Berry. The smart money is on McCoy. That means the Redskins have a clear shot to take Clausen if they want to and if they do, Eric Berry falls to the Chiefs.
What do you think Addicts?