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2012 NFL Draft: Rams Open to Trading Second Pick

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears passes against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears passes against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The NFL Draft is two months away, but the trade talk is already starting. After the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck with the first pick, the game is on, with teams all over the draft board looking to move around. The key prize in this year's draft could be Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III. And, sitting in the second overall position is the St. Louis Rams, comfortable with Sam Bradford behind center.

Which means the Rams are sitting in the driver's seat for teams looking to land Baylor's first Heisman Trophy winner. And, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams are already having preliminary talks with multiple teams about trading that second overall pick.

According to one of Schefter's sources, the Rams are willing to deal the second pick, and they are expected to move down in the draft. Teams who could be looking to move up to that position include the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Redskins, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins have started 16 quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired after the 1999 season, and have openly stated they are looking to upgrade the position this offseason.

Any trade between the Rams and another team won't be happening any time soon, as the league's free agency period returns to its traditional position, before the draft. Last year, the draft was held during the NFL lockout, while free agency could not commence until the end of the work stoppage. Once free agency ends, and expected free agents Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn have found new teams, the trade talks with the the Rams will pick up.

The NFL Draft begins on April 26.

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