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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Justin Blackmon Decides To Go Pro

Already approaching Week 14, the 2011 NFL season has turned to thoughts of the 2012 NFL Draft as teams have begun to settle into their end-of-season positions. Barring the possibility of the Indianapolis Colts winning out (and given they way Dan Orlovsky played against the New England Patriots in Week 13, that is actually a possibility now), the St. Louis Rams figure to get somewhere between the No. 2 and No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Many experts anticipate the Rams will look to shore up their underwhelming passing attack and select WR Justin Blackmon of the Oklahoma St. Cowboys. Blackmon, a 6'1" junior for the Cowboys, has amassed 35 touchdowns and over 3000 receiving yards through his past two seasons.

Well, for Rams fans hoping Blackmon could QB Sam Bradford's new target in 2012, the latest news out of Oklahoma is good news:

On Wednesday, Blackmon made it official with ESPN.com that he'll be entering the NFL Draft.

There are still three games remaining the in 2011 NFL regular season schedule, but the Rams, who currently sit at 2-10, face the Seattle Seahawks (5-7), Cincinnatti Bengals (7-5), Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3) and San Francisco 49ers (10-2) -- teams who combined average about an 8-4 record.

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.