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Smilin' Sam is a Ram

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By Eric Edholm

There really was drama before the first pick.

Yeah, we all suspected that the Rams would take Sam Bradford first, but late talk that the Browns were ready to pull a Ditka and send almost their whole draft (plus some sweetenter next year, if you believe the report) made this a potential late shift.

No dice. The Rams stayed true and made their unanimous choice. If they were staying there, which they did, this was there guy.

And Bradford truly looked thrilled, smiling as he fielded a call from Rams Park. The tough times are starting soon, but today's his day. Enjoy it while you can, young man.

I talked to Bradford a few weeks back, and he's a very polished guy. He should handle the fans, the media and the locker room just fine. And if Bradford plays well and the Rams want to start him early, the first five games are not too brutal.

This is a good fit for the Rams. Bradford can play. He's got a clean sheet (read my Trent Williams interview from last night) and he'll be the new face of the franchise. The Rams still have a ton of needs, but they are a better football team today than they were yesterday.

And the draft has gone off so far without a hitch.

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