One of the latest reports to surface late Thursday afternoon is that Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, the consensus No. 1 pick among draftniks, will hold private workouts for two teams — the Rams and Redskins.
Jason Reid of The Washington Post reported that Bradford has sessions scheduled with the Rams (April 12) and Redskins (April 15), both taking place the week before the NFL draft. Bradford, who’s still recovering from shoulder surgery, didn’t work out at the NFL Scouting Combine last month or at Oklahoma pro day March 9, but he’s scheduled to hold his first post-surgery workout for NFL teams March 29.
It’s also worth noting that league sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch late Thursday that general manager Billy Devaney and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur met with Bradford in Florida earlier this week.
While it feels close to a sure thing that Bradford is headed to St. Louis, the Rams won’t make a final decision until seeing him throw in person. As Devaney told NFL Network this week, it’s a “final test.” Until then, the Rams are still finalizing their grades and also trying to differentiate between highly rated DTs Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy. It’s not a stretch to think if several players grade out evently, Bradford’s health history will be a factor.
If — and it’s a pretty sizeable if — Bradford does last past the Rams, the workout at the very least shows the Redskins’ interest at No. 4, where a quarterback or offensive tackle appear to be the strongest possibilities.