BY SEAN DONOVAN
The Rams' No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft is of very high value because of the presumed top two overall picks, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Both are considered to be franchise-caliber quarterbacks who can be the face of their respective teams.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams' intention is to deal that pick, as St. Louis already has its franchise signal-caller in 2010 top-overall pick Sam Bradford. Teams that are figured to be in trade discussions with St. Louis are the Browns (No. 4), Redskins (No. 6) and Dolphins (No. 8). This is a good move for the Rams because they will get another top 10 first round pick, another first round pick either this year or next, as well as some other later round picks to use on their other needs, which are plentiful.
This admission increases the possibility that the Dolphins could move up in the draft and pass on signing Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn. Getting either Luck or Griffin is preferable to many Dolphins fans because there is, oddly enough, less uncertainty about a top drafted quarterback. Manning may be damaged goods and Flynn might not be as good as his only two career starts would indicate.
This type of bold move would cost Miami dearly; it would have to put together a more attractive package than, say Cleveland, which can offer two first rounders this year (No. 4 and No. 22), and a better combination of later picks. It's up to general manager Jeff Ireland whether he wants to mortgage this draft and some of the next to go after one of these top college signal-callers.