Rams GM Devaney would consider trading No. 1 pick

Rams general manager Billy Devaney said he was open to trading the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft when he joined Peter King and Carl Banks on NFL Sirius Radio on Tuesday morning.

Devaney, who took the Rams’ GM job before the 2009 season, realizes the team has a long way to go after finishing 1-15. And if trading draft picks helps, then he’s willing to do it.

“We’re still in the process of putting this thing together,” Devaney said. “We’re looking for picks. We really need to continue to restore this roster. We started that process two years ago, and we still have a ways to go yet. We’re not kidding anybody. So sure, we would be open to acquiring more picks.”

On Monday, Devaney denied Internet reports that the team was discussing a trade to send the No. 1 pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for first- and third-round selections and QB Josh Johnson.

Devaney said Tuesday that the team’s scouts are pretty much done with evaluations after visiting schools, and coaches are in the process of watching tapes of prospects. This week, they will find out about the medical and mental attributes of players at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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