2012 NFL Mock Draft: Are Rams Targeting Justin Blackmon?

In his post-Combine 2012 NFL Mock Draft for SB Nation, David Fucillo has the St. Louis Rams moving down to the sixth overall pick in a trade with the Washington Redskins to select Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon, in a move that would potentially give the Rams a young, star WR to pair with franchise quarterback Sam Bradford.

It's thought by most that the Rams will indeed trade the second overall pick, but to which team remains one of the draft's great variables. The Rams figure to end up somewhere in the top ten of the first round, and based on the needs of other teams, they should be able to snag Blackmon if they so choose. Here is Fucillo on his reasoning:

6. St. Louis Rams (projected trade with Washington), Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

The Rams are unlikely to franchise Brandon Lloyd, and even with Danny Amendola returning next season, they need more weapons for Sam Bradford. Offensive line is also an option with the sixth pick, but they will be hard-pressed to pass up a playmaker like Blackmon. He did not have the best Combine performance, including skipping the 40, but his game film says it all.

For news and information regarding the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out SB Nation's dedicated section and Mocking the Draft.


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