NFL Draft 2012: DT Fletcher Cox Goes No. 6 To St. Louis Rams In One NFL.Com Mock Draft

Since the moment the St. Louis Rams traded out of the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the name tied most to Jeff Fisher's team has been Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. It stands to reason that St. Louis would like to give former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford a shiny new weapon, and Blackmon should be available with the sixth pick.

At least one mock draft isn't buying it, though. NFL.com's Greg Cosell has the Rams bypassing Blackmon for Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

In a division that features two ground-and-pound offenses (San Francisco and Seattle), the Rams go defense and select the best overall defensive linemen in the draft. Cox fits the Jeff Fisher profile: He can play both defensive tackle and defensive end, and he has the natural athleticism and body flexibility to develop into a quality pass rusher.

It's worth noting that Cosell also has Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III going No. 1 to the Indianapolis Colts, which obviously won't happen. Three other mocks currently up at NFL.com have the Rams selecting Blackmon.

Related: 2012 NFL Trade Rumors: Steven Jackson Wants A New Contract

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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