Justin Blackmon and the St. Louis Rams have been connected semi-permanently from the moment the Rams traded their No. 2 pick to the Washington Redskins, and for good reason: He's always made sense, even back when he was an overdraft. With Matt Kalil probably out of the picture at No. 6 and Cortland Finnegan anchoring the secondary, he's now the only player that makes sense. SB Nation's new YouTube channel makes this point in their Justin Blackmon video scouting report:
A reliable possession receiver who could stretch defenses and come in and start immediately? Sounds pretty good to me, and I'm not even Sam Bradford! The report, of course, makes the other point while it's at it: He'll have to get past the Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns before the Rams have a chance at him.
More NFL Draft coverage hand-selected from SB Nation St. Louis:
- Our 2012 NFL Mock Draft is going pick-by-pick right up to draft day.
- Could the Cleveland Browns be out of the Justin Blackmon sweepstakes? Let's hope so.
- Because if he goes early, Michael Floyd could follow just as fast.