ORLANDO, Fla. -- The second pick in the 2014 NFL Draft is starting to appeal to teams. Currently, the St. Louis Rams own that spot in the order, part of the bounty they received in return for swapping the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins. On Monday afternoon, Rams general manager Les Snead told SB Nation that he has heard from teams interested in trading up for the second overall pick, but there hasn't been an offer worth taking yet.
Snead and the Rams have made it known for some time that the second pick is available for the right price. With a trio of quarterbacks considering worthy of a top-five pick and South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney available, picks in the top of the draft are considered prime real estate for franchises seeking a difference maker.
The most recent mock draft from SB Nation had the Atlanta Falcons, Snead's former employer, moving up from the sixth pick in a deal with the Rams to select Clowney.
But this year is different. When Snead swung a deal with Washington in 2012, his first year as an NFL general manager, there were a pair of franchise quarterbacks sitting on top of every draft board in the country.
"I think sitting at two, this is gonna be a little bit different than the last one," Snead said at the Combine last month. "When we went out to Indy the last time, it seemed like everyone knew who pick one was gonna be [Andrew Luck]. And probably what pick two was gonna be [RGIII]. I'm not sure we're gonna leave Indy and know who pick one is gonna be."
Consensus is difficult to find at the top of this year's draft. However, a handful of teams needing a franchise quarterback could be enticed to move up for one of Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater. There's also Clowney, who many regard as a rare pass rushing talent worthy of a top pick.
Snead's Rams boast defensive ends Chris Long and NFC sack leader Robert Quinn. Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher have also made it clear that the team is committed to Sam Bradford and will not be considering a quarterback with the second pick.
With no obvious answers like Luck or RGIII, Snead and the Rams may have to wait, maybe even until the night of the Draft itself, to swap the second pick. However, the revelation that teams are already asking about the pick is a good sign that Snead may have more bounty yet to reap from the RGIII trade.