NEW YORK — No more mock drafts. This is the real deal, and Commissioner Roger Goodell just said “Let’s get started” to a round of applause inside Radio City Music Hall.
The St. Louis Rams are on the clock. Let’s see if they run their card up to the podium, or take their time.
While we wait, the answer to the trivia question is Bill Munson, 1964. The question was: Who was the last quarterback taken by the Rams in the first round?
That represents the longest drought by a team without selecting a QB in the first round, which we’re guessing will end when the Rams take Sam Bradford in a few minutes. I’m willing to bet draft guru Gil Brandt has some type of Munson story to tell. That feels like a safe bet.
We’ve gotten used to the Rams at the top of the draft. According to my research notes, the Rams are the first team in the common draft era (since 1967) to have a top-two overall pick in three straight drafts (Jason Smith was second overall in 2009, Chris Long second overall in 2008).
– Frank Tadych