As the St. Louis Rams seem linked inextricably to Justin Blackmon in 2012 NFL Mock Draft murmurings, I've become more and more interested in what Blackmon's movements mean to Michael Floyd, the second-best wide receiver on every draft board. Depending on where Blackmon goes—No. 4 to the Cleveland Browns is another, terrifying option—Floyd's fallen on draft boards everywhere from seventh to... well, No. 19, where he appears in the latest NFL.com mock.
That sends him all the way to the Chicago Bears, who will be rebuilding their offense after Mike Martz's unceremonious departure. They already have Brandon Marshall in the fold, but considering their top receiver last year was Johnny Knox, who caught 37 balls and suffered a serious back injury, I'm not sure they'll be stopping there.
All this leads me to wonder whether the Rams—or whoever gets Blackmon—are potentially overpaying. If the Rams could get Floyd that far back in the draft, it might be worth attempting to trade down for even more depth.
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- This might be especially worth noting if you think the Rams aren't ready to devote so many resources to Justin Blackmon.
- Though if everybody's drafting according to stereotype, shouldn't the Bears be drafting a disappointing quarterback they later turn on?
- One person who won't be falling to anyone: Matt Kalil is apparently lock-tight at No. 3 overall.