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2012 NFL Mock Draft: AOL Sporting News Thinks Rams Sell Pick To Highest Bidder, Lists Blackmon As Backup Plan

The 2012 NFL Draft is just over two months away, and that means that Mock Draft season is in full swing. The NFL Combine could shake things up as some prospects rise and other drop off during the physical testing, but most of the landscape at the top of the draft has remained the same. Russ Lande of AOL Sporting News recently updated his 2012 NFL Mock Draft, and made an interesting projection for the St. Louis Rams. He selected Oklahoma State Cowboys WR Justin Blackmon as a fall-back plan while speculating that the team is likely to "sell off this pick to the highest bidder" for Robert Griffin III. Here is what he had to say:

2. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon*, WR, Oklahoma State. In all likelihood, the Rams will sell off this pick to the highest bidder for Griffin. But with the potential trade down, they won't want to drop far. They want Blackmon, who would give Sam Bradford a much-needed weapon. Blackmon plays taller than his 6-1 frame and is an elite talent.

USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil comes off the board at No. 3 to the Minnesota Vikings, while Robert Griffin III is taken by the Cleveland Browns at No. 4 overall.

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