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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Could Trent Richardson Be Steven Jackson's Replacement?

No team can more alter the 2012 NFL Draft than the St. Louis Rams. The Rams hold the coveted No. 2 pick, which will almost certainly be auctioned off to whichever team decides it wants Robert Griffin III the most. If that scenario does come to pass, the Rams will find themselves with a bundle of picks, and if they complete a trade with the Cleveland Browns, may have two picks in the first round.

In his most recent NFL mock draft for SB Nation, Ryan Van Bibber expects just that to happen. With their first pick— now at No. 4 overall— Van Bibber expects the Rams to select Alabama Crimson Tide RB Trent Richardson, who would pair with Steven Jackson as a formidable dual attack before eventually taking over at his replacement. With their second pick in the first round, at No. 22, Van Bibber projects the Rams to take Ohio State Buckeyes OT Mike Adams, who would help shore up a Rams offensive line that was depleted by injuries in 2011.

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