The 2012 NFL Draft is the next item on the plate for many NFL teams, including the 2-14 St. Louis Rams, and there is no shortage of opinion on who the team will take with the No. 2 overall selection. With Andrew Luck coming off the board in so many mocks as the top selection, the next pick in line is often a choice between USC OT Matt Kalil and OKST WR Justin Blackmon. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has created his first official mock draft, and has the Rams leaning towards the game-breaking wide receiver:
2. St. Louis Rams: Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
It's very possible the Rams will at look at USC OT Matt Kalil here. However, they have invested a ton of money on the offensive line in recent years and getting a big-play receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford and then looking to fix the offensive line later on might be a better play.
If Sam Bradford is still considered the undisputed franchise quarterback that can take the team to the next level, it is important to provide him with potent weapons on the outside that can beat single-coverage in the defensive secondary. If Brandon Lloyd leaves to follow offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Blackmon would certainly fill the void left behind.
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