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Rams should be content to sit still

Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:59 pm
Just as you might expect, the value of the Rams' first-round pick -- the second overall -- keeps climbing.

I spoke to one general manager Thursday with knowledge of the situation, and he cautioned me against believing St. Louis is anywhere close to lining up a deal. In his estimation, the Rams simply play all potential suitors against each other -- with the price for their choice climbing as time expires.

The question, of course, is when do you pull the trigger? And he believes the Rams could take their pick into the week preceding the draft before making a move. The reason: There is so much demand for Robert Griffin III that they can afford to proceed cautiously.

Like others, he believes the ground floor to a deal begins with two first-rounders, but he said he could see someone offering three ones and a third-day pick -- a fourth, perhaps -- to make sure it acquired RG3.

"You get him," he said, "and you're probably set for years."

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