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Updated 1st Round Scenarios for St. Louis Rams After Free Agency

Updated 1st Round Scenarios for St. Louis

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The St. Louis Rams will likely trade down in the first-round considering they have two selections in the top-15 of the 2014 NFL Draft (No. 2 and No. 13). Either way, the Rams have all kinds of holes to fill, and one player probably won't make them a serious playoff contender, but here are some of the options the Rams have come draft day.

Draft Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn, at No. 2

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Draft Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn, at No. 2

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If the Rams decide to stay with the No. 2 pick, Greg Robinson is the obvious selection. He is a fantastic blocker and has incredible athleticism for a man of his stature. Robinson will be the ideal replacement for the aging, and injury-prone Jake Long.

Trade the No. 2 Pick

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Trade the No. 2 Pick

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In my mind, this is what I see happening. The only question is can the Rams get the right price to trade the pick? Ideally, the Rams would like to move down to the No. 6 pick after a trade with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons would likely move up to draft Jadeveon Clowney, and the Rams would hopefully get a first-round pick in 2015 or 2016 in return.

Draft Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina, at No. 2

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Draft Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina, at No. 2

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Speaking of Clowney, forget what the Rams may need, or the holes that need to be filled; if the Rams want to use the ol' "draft the best player in the draft at that particular time" strategy – Jadeveon Clowney is that guy. While I don't see it happening, it's a possibility that would really shake things up.

For the No. 2 pick, the Rams will likely either draft Robinson, or trade down.

Hope Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, Drops to No. 13

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Hope Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, Drops to No. 13

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The Rams are in need of a wide receiver – there's no doubt about it – and had Sammy Watkins not exploded in the Orange Bowl against Ohio State, he would probably still be available when the 13th pick rolled around. He will most likely be drafted by the Detroit Lions or Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but stranger things have happened.

If he's available, it's a no-brainer for the Rams.

Draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, at No. 13

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Draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, at No. 13

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The Rams might have bigger needs on the offensive line and wide receiver positions, but it's not like they have an All-Pro secondary either. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the best safety in the draft and, perhaps more importantly, brings a winning attitude into a program that desperately needs accomplished winners.

Draft Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M, at No. 13

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Draft Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M, at No. 13

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If Sammy Watkins is swiped up before the No. 13 pick, the Rams could always move to the next guy in line and take Johnny Manziel's favorite target at Texas A&M. Evans, like Watkins, could possibly be taken before the Rams have the chance to select him, but if he's available he fills a huge void at the wide receiver position.