2012 NFL Mock Draft: Could Trent Richardson Fall To The Rams?

We know that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are going to be the first two picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, and there seems to be a pretty good chance that offensive tackle Matt Kalil is going to go to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 3. But after that, the entire draft hinges on the draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, including the St. Louis Rams' pick at No. 6.

The Browns may take quarterback Ryan Tannehill, or they may trade out of the spot, or they may just select someone like wide receiver Justin Blackmon. In his most recent 2012 NFL Mock Draft, SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber has the Browns taking Tannehill, which would leave three of the best prospects in the draft— Blackmon, corner Morris Claiborne and Trent Richardson— within the Rams' grasp.

Van Bibber has the Bucs taking Claiborne, which would leave Richardson to the Rams, if they so pleased. St. Louis, of course, has Steven Jackson, but he's getting up there in age, and there's nothing wrong with having two great running backs.

Here's Van Bibber on the projection:

6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington), Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Jeff Fisher loves Trent Richardson. He even went so far as to troll draft analysts and stat heads with comments last week proclaiming that the position was not at all devalued in his eyes.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth Rams coverage, head over to Turf Show Times. For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out SB Nation's dedicated section and Mocking the Draft.


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