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NFL Mock Draft 2012: St. Louis Rams Trade No. 2 Pick In Latest Mock Draft

The latest 2012 NFL mock draft from SI's Don Banks has the St. Louis Rams trading their No. 2 overall pick with the Cleveland Browns. The trade would allow the Browns to select QB Robert Griffin III, while the Rams would move down to No. 4 and No. 22 to take wide receiver Justin Blackmon and lineman Mike Adams:

4, Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State. If the Rams can swing this deal with the Browns and walk away with the draft's top receiver and Cleveland's pick at No. 22, what a wonderful world it will be in St. Louis at the start of the team's Jeff Fisher era. Sam Bradford and Blackmon were former rivals in Oklahoma, but I bet the Rams quarterback will make the rookie his new best friend.


22, Rams: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State. ...St. Louis could opt for other fixes on the offensive line, like Wisconsin center Peter Konz or Georgia guard-tackle Cordy Glenn, but the Rams are desperate for help at offensive tackle with Jason Smith's status so uncertain and unreliable.

The Rams have remained undecided about LT Jason Smith's future. The former first-round pick has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness through his brief NFL career.

Blackmon and Adams, meanwhile, are both ranked among the top wide receivers and top offensive tackles in the upcoming draft. In 2011, the Rams had the fewest passing touchdowns in the league with only 9 TDs and had the 3rd fewest passing yards with 2870. The offense also led the league with a whopping 55 QB sacks.

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