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2012 NFL Mock Draft: The One In Which The Rams Pick Trent Richardson

In his most recent Mock Draft, SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber has the Rams trading out of the No. 2 overall spot, but not with the Cleveland Browns. This time, Van Bibber has the Rams dealing with the Washington Redskins, which would slide them down to the No. 6 overall pick, as opposed to the No. 4 overall pick, which is where Cleveland currently sits.

At No. 6, Van Bibber projects Justin Blackmon, long thought to be a Rams target, to be gone, along with top tackle Matt Kalil and top cornerback Morris Claiborne. So, with the sixth overall pick, Van Bibber has the Rams selecting Alabama Crimson Tide star running back Trent Richardson. Here's Van Bibber on the projection:

6. St. Louis Rams (Projected Trade: from Redskins), Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Ideally, Justin Blackmon would be available to them, but the equally incompetent Browns already drafted him in this mock. New head coach Jeff Fisher and his offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer have made it pretty clear that they intend to run the ball, pairing another runner with the 29-year-old Steve Jackson. Richardson is the top back in this draft, and could replace Jackson if he gets injured or the team starts eyeing his $7 million contract for other things.

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