2012 NFL Mock Draft: Rams Trade Down, Grab Two First-Rounders In Latest WalterFootball.com Mock

Speculation continues to spread about what the St. Louis Rams will do with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, and the latest mock at WalterFootball.com makes yet another outlet that thinks the organization will trade down from that premium position to address their many needs. After Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck is selected with the first pick in in the draft by the Indianapolis Colts, the Rams trade their No. 2 pick the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the No. 4 pick and the No. 22 pick (which the Browns acquired in the Julio Jones trade in 2011).

With the second pick, the Browns take Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III, but USC offense at tackle Matt Kalil is the next selection by the Minnesota Vikings, so the Rams select Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon with the fourth pick. Chris Campbell of WalterFootball.com explains why he believes the Rams would still be quite happy with getting Blackmon:

Sources have told WalterFootball.com that St. Louis badly wanted Julio Jones last year, and were disappointed when he didn't fall to its pick. This year, the Rams can get a game-changing wide receiver in Blackmon.

With the No. 22 overall pick acquired in the projected deal with the Browns, the Rams add LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers to help shore up their interior defense. The 6'6" tackle is considered a good athlete, and could compete for a starting job immediately, given the Rams' lack of talent at the position.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog. For more details on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, be sure to drop by Mocking the Draft.

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