And the rumor season is in full effect.
Chris Steuber of Scout.com reports that the Rams and Bucs have had "exploratory discussions" regarding a potential blockbuster trade.
I’ve been told that the Rams and Buccaneers have had exploratory discussions on a deal, which would involve the team’s first round selections (No. 1 and 3), possibly one of the Buccaneers second round picks (they have two picks in the second round: No. 35 and 42) or their third round pick (No. 67).
Steuber goes on to say that the Rams could accept the Bucs third round pick in addition to quarterback Josh Johnson, who is currently behind Josh Freeman on the depth chart.
The Chiefs angle in all of this: If the Rams acquire Johnson, it could stop them from taking a quarterback and, as I've said before, the best chance of a Chiefs trade down is if one or both of the top two quarterbacks are available when their turn comes.
We don't know the veracity of this report but we do know every year at this time there are reports of this nature.
Bottomline? There's going to be a lot of rumors over teams looking to move around in the draft but those types of deals don't come together very often.
(H/T Ray Brown)