By Stan McNeal
ST. LOUIS — This usually would be the busiest week of the year for Les Snead. But because the 2014 NFL Draft won’t begin until May 8 — 17 days and counting — Monday was a meeting-free day for the Rams’ GM.
He even had a few minutes to meet in his office at Rams Park with FOXSportsMidwest.com to talk about what the Rams might do with their 12 picks, which include the second and 13th picks overall. In addition to the pair of first-rounders, the Rams also have multiple selections in rounds six (two) and seven (four).
Though those final six picks all fall between 188th and 250th overall, the Rams are giving the bottom half of their draft board unprecedented attention. If the draft still took place in the last week of April, there would not be as much time to study the final rounds.
“We’ve gone through the normal motions on the best part of the board,” Snead said. “But we do have seven picks in rounds five through seven. Let’s take this time to win that area of the draft. It might be hard for 12 (picks) to make your team since we’ve got a young team, but instead of waiting, you might be able to use some of those picks as ammo and move up to get guys you really want.”