NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Projects Rams To Select Justin Blackmon With No. 6 Pick

The latest mock draft from ESPN's Mel Kiper was released on Wednesday, and he projects the St. Louis Rams to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon with the sixth overall pick. The Rams have been tied to Blackmon for a while now given their dearth of offensive weapons.

The possibility remains that St. Louis could move off this spot, but if they stay here and get Blackmon, they'll immediately upgrade a huge weakness, which is the lack of talented options for Sam Bradford in the passing game. Blackmon's speed is adequate, but his smarts, ball skills, route-running and work habits translate to a guy that can contribute immediately, which is what this offense desperately needs.

Blackmon put up huge numbers for the Cowboys and could potentially do the same with Sam Bradford in St. Louis. Kiper also includes a projection of the second round in his mock, and St. Louis has two picks in that round thanks to trading down from the No. 2 overall pick.

With the No. 33 pick, which is actually the Rams' pick, Kiper projects the team to take Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. A few picks later, Kiper projects St. Louis to take Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams with the No. 39 overall pick that they acquired from Washington.

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