Morning Ram-blings: The week ahead

The NFL draft isn't until May and the schedule won't be released until next month but for those craving news between free agency and those events, there should be plenty to come this week.

The NFL owners meetings are set to begin this week in Orlando, Fla., with plenty of topics and ideas to be discussed, vetted and even voted upon. Later in the week, the St. Louis Rams will join the 31 other teams in finding out if they will get any compensatory picks.

But there's much more on the docket this week as ESPN's John Clayton lays out in his preview of the meetings. Clayton starts his preview with a look at three things he'd like to see the NFL do, including expanding the active game day roster from 46 to 49. That should be a no-brainer but Clayton doesn't expect much movement on that front.

NFL Nation columnist Kevin Seifert delves deeper into some of the issues mentioned by Clayton, particularly the ones that will be high on the discussion list. Those issues include the kicking game and officiating. Seifert writes that he doesn't expect much to come of those conversations.


A roundup of the weekend's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In Saturday's Ram-blings, we looked at the legal situation of Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and how it might change his draft status in the eyes of teams. ... From there, we reviewed the film from Friday's chat with a look at what was a marathon session with plenty of questions on all things Rams. ... Finally, we explored the possibility of the Rams getting some extra compensatory picks at this week's owners meetings in Florida.


At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas provides his preview of what's to come this week.

Thomas also offers a closer look at the circus surrounding the Mizzou pro day.

Some interesting thoughts from Jadeveon Clowney on the possibility of playing for Jacksonville per NFL.com.

The latest mock draft from Daniel Jeremiah.

Former Rams offensive lineman Richie Incognito is looking for a spot to return to the NFL and says the Raiders would be a good fit.