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NFL Mock Draft 2012: USC OT Matt Kalil Joins St. Louis Rams In New SB Nation Mock

The 2012 NFL draft is just around the corner, and although the Rams have yet to secure their next general manager, there are several choices at the No. 2 overall slot that jump off the board. Andrew Luck is an almost sure bet to come off the board first overall when the Indianapolis Colts make their selection, but there are still plenty of great players for the Rams to choose from at No. 2. For a team that needs help at both wide receiver and offensive tackle, Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and USC's Matt Kalil look like great options. In his latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber sees the Rams going with the stud offensive lineman over the talented receiver:


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2. St. Louis Rams, Matt Kalil, OT, USC

This is where the drama starts in the draft this year. Some other team will most likely be picking Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in this spot, giving Jeff Fisher and the Rams a boatload of picks to fill out a woeful roster. They hope. St. Louis really needs a receiver, but they also need an offensive tackle. Blackmon might be the better pick for need, but Kalil should be closer to the top of any draft board.

That last line highlights the rub for the rebuilding Rams. Do they go with higher ceiling or the more sure thing? When the Rams are on the clock with the second overall pick in April, there will be no shortage of intrigue.

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