2012 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Kalil A 'No-Brainer' Pick For Rams, Says WalterFootball.com

Speculation on the St. Louis Rams No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft only figures to increase after the team hired veteran coach Jeff Fisher to take over as head coach. Fisher spurned the Miami Dolphins for failing to give him enough control over player personnel, so there is no doubt that Fisher has at least some level of input and influence when it comes to the Rams' selection in April. Many mock drafts have predicted Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon will be the choice, but WalterFootball.com says taking USC Trojans offensive tackle Matt Kalil is a "no-brainer." Here is the analysis straight from the source:

This pick is a no-brainer for St. Louis. Landing a franchise left tackle to protect Sam Bradford is an obvious necessity. The Rams definitely have to upgrade their blocking and weapons around Bradford. There should be quality receivers and cornerbacks available on the second day for St. Louis, but the team won't find a left tackle prospect in Kalil's ball park in the second round...

...At 6-foot-7, 295-pounds, Kalil is a specimen who should only get stronger as he ages in an NFL strength and conditioning program. Kalil has strong bloodlines with his father and brother making it into the league.

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