For a guy who will never put on a St. Louis Rams uniform, Robert Griffin III could have an enormous bearing on the team's future—and it's already showing in their 2012 NFL Mock Draft performance, if you like that sort of thing. In addition to moving them down to Justin Blackmon territory and giving them two additional first-rounders to work with in the future, he was worth the Washington Redskins surrendering this year's second-round pick, which gives the Rams two early second-rounders.
Those two early second-rounders might not sprout impact players, but for a team with as many holes as the Rams entered 2012 trying to patch, they could yield some vital role players. Scott Wright's DraftCountdown, for instance, has the Rams selecting DT Jerel Worthy and OT James Brown with their two picks in the 30s. Tackles on either side of the ball rarely get the blood pumping, but the Rams are in need of depth and upside at both positions; if they can fill both of them in one draft while still getting their man with Blackmon—well, it's almost enough to make me want to buy a Robert Griffin III Rams jersey.
More on the Rams' newly embiggened 2012 NFL Draft plans, from SB Nation St. Louis:
- Morris Claiborne could join Cortland Finnegan in the Rams' strongest secondary in years.
- But it's hard to see the Rams taking someone other than Justin Blackmon, if he's available.
- Our NFL Mock Draft stream delivers coverage of the Rams' every mock move to your Facebook wall, if you'd like.