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2012 NFL Mock Draft: When Will Rams Look At Cornerback?

Thanks to a rash of injuries in their secondary, the St. Louis Rams have cycled through approximately 60 cornerbacks this season. Despite having to reach deep into their practice squad, the Rams have given up the sixth least passing yards per game in the NFL, though the argument could be made that's as much a function of the NFC West as it is the true talent of the Rams' defense.

Nonetheless, it is expected that the Rams will look at cornerback at some point in the 2012 draft, seeing as they don't currently have a young, "franchise" player at the position. LSU's Morris Claiborne is the consensus No. 1 corner prospect, and the Rams may look at him in the top three. But if they opt for a player such as OT Matt Kalil or WR Justin Blackmon, the Rams may opt to choose a corner in subsequent rounds, and in their current mock draft, Drafttek has the Rams taking North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins with the second pick of the second round.

Jenkins is an ex-Florida Gator who left Gainesville because of repeated issues with marijuana, but he has long been considered a top NFL prospect, and is expected to go high in the 2012 draft, despite his background.

For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog. For more details on the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, be sure to drop by Mocking the Draft.