The St. Louis Rams need to add impact players in the 2012 NFL Draft, and they are one of four teams requesting a private sit down with LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers following the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, according to Joe Everett of RookieDraft.com. The 6'6" Brockers is projected as a top-10 talent, but not as high as the current No. 2 pick the Rams hold. He may be a target if the team chooses to trade down with a franchise looking to secure the rights to Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III on draft day.
As for whether he can be an impact player, Jonathan Bales has been doing scouting reports for the New York Times' Fifth Down Blog, and he believes Brockers is merely a second round talent:
Ultimately (and this will be unpopular), I think Brockers is a second-round talent. He has upside because he's still raw at defensive tackle and he can probably play in both a 4-3 defense and a 3-4 scheme (at defensive end), but he doesn't capitalize on single-teams as much as you would expect a potential first-rounder to do. Brockers is great in tight areas and has an impressive work ethic, but he displays an average (at best) pass-rush repertory.
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