INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not often, especially since the demise of The Greatest Show on Turf, that the Rams occupy the center of the NFL universe. However, that’s definitely the case this week at the NFL Scouting Combine.
St. Louis owns the first pick in the draft, which automatically makes any member of the organization a target at the media center. Rams GM Billy Devaney brought journalists out of their seats and scurrying to the podium Friday, and coach Steve Spagnuolo had reporters leap to their feet Saturday, with their tape recorders and video cameras in tow.
While Spagnuolo didn’t actually say much, that didn’t limit the huge crowd before him.
Spagnuolo showed the elusiveness of Floyd Mayweather Jr. slipping past punches as he was peppered with questions about what he wanted and who he was targeting with the first pick.
Spagnuolo did answer one question directly, however. Asked if he had any thoughts on Devaney’s comments Friday about how important the medical evaluation of Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford is, Spagnuolo responded: “Well, I would agree with Billy. I didn’t hear exactly what he said, but I’m going to agree with what he said 100 percent.”
— Jason Feller