By Kip Earlywine
It hasn't been talked about much, but the Rams are acting suspicious, at least relative to past #1 pick teams. Normally, a #1 team will announce their pick- and sign him to a contract, days before the draft. And yet here we are, less than 24 hours away, and the Rams have not signed anyone despite the fact that they've been so strongly linked to Sam Bradford. On top of this, the Rams just traded Adam Carriker, a DT who was a high first round pick by the Rams a mere 3 years ago. Carriker had often been cited as a (financial/roster) roadblock of sorts for Ndamukong Suh. Just what are the Rams up to?
More importantly, if Suh goes #1, this certainly impacts Seattle, as sources I trust have linked Eric Berry to Tampa in the event that both DTs are gone before #3. Its no longer a crazy thought that both Eric Berry and Trent Williams could fail to reach #6. Then what happens? A trade, one way or another, becomes pretty likely. It should be fun to watch.
Edit: Seahawks Addicts has a post up that pieces together some of Pete Carroll's cryptic tweets. Unfortunately, they build a pretty solid case that he's hinting at drafting Taylor Mays. Rob's draft source once mentioned that Carroll is eyeballing a player specifically because of how he would market the player to fans. Mays is a Seattle native.