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Michael Floyd And Justin Blackmon Return To School, St. Louis Rams Throw Up Hands

Well, it looks like the 2011 NFL Mock Draft crystal balls could use a little recalibration—Michael Floyd and Justin Blackmon, two wide receivers linked with the St. Louis Rams in the first round of this year's draft, are both returning to school, which leaves the wide receiver class noticeably thinner than we thought it would be a week ago. With A.J. Green a likely top-five pick in then draft, the Rams are left with surprisingly little to choose from in a draft that seemed overflowing when mock-season began. 

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Among potential first round receivers that leaves Julio Jones and Jonathan Baldwin. I'm amazed at just how quickly and surprisingly this has played out, and I'm not sure where else the Rams ought to go. Selecting a running back like Jones's teammate Mark Ingram seems like one way to upgrade the offense through the back door, taking some weight off Jackson's banged-up shoulders and giving Bradford yet another option out of the backfield, but this puts additional fan pressure on the Rams to patch up the receiving corps through free agency. 

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Either that or they can start hyping up Donnie Avery's return really early. I hear his legs were augmented by cybernetic implants, and that they plan on performing the surgery on Danario Alexander next.

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