Jason Garrison of SB Nation put together a pre-combine 2012 NFL Mock Draft, and the St. Louis Rams are projected to trade their No.2 pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the No. 4 and No. 22 picks. The Browns use the second pick to take Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III, while the Rams get Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon at No. 4 overall and add North Alabama Lions cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
Here's Garrison on the Blackmon pick:
4. St. Louis Rams, Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State (projected trade: from Cleveland)
The Rams need help at wide receiver and they could lose Brandon Lloyd in free agency. To give young quarterback Sam Bradford some help, the Rams should go after the best wide receiver in this draft class, and that's Blackmon. He doesn't have Michael Floyd's speed but he has great hands and has enough speed to be a deep threat.
And here's the take on Jenkins at No. 22:
22. St. Louis Rams, Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (projected trade: from Cleveland)
The Rams don't have a top-notch cornerback and they lost a handful to injury last season. Jenkins comes with some off-the-field concerns, but he has a ton of talent, and he's the best cornerback left on the board. Jenkins could probably start for the Rams in his rookie season and be a better option for the team than any cornerback they have on the roster right now.
It's interesting to see how the receiver position shakes out in the first round. Blackmon goes to the St. Louis Rams at No. 4, Notre Dame Fighting Irish WR Michael Floyd jumps off the board at No. 6 to the Washington Redskins, then the Chicago Bears take Kendall Wright, and Rutgers Scarlet Knights WR Mohamed Sanu (No. 26) and LSU Tigers WR Rueben Randle (No. 30) make it five wideouts taken in the first 32 picks.
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