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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking The Draft Says St. Louis Rams Will Trade Down To No. 6, Select OT Riley Reiff

The St. Louis Rams are certainly keeping their options open with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, and our draft-dedicated blog Mocking The Draft is predicting St. Louis will swap picks with the Washington Redskins. In the proposed trade, the Rams will receive the No. 6 overall selection, Washington's second round pick, and Washington's first round pick in 2013 in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick.

At No. 6, Mocking The Draft projects St. Louis will take Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff:

The Rams desperately need to protect their franchise quarterback, Sam Bradford. In his rookie season, Bradford was given some solid protection and was able to make his weak group of receivers look much better than they were. He took the Rams to 7-9 that season. Last year, Rodger Saffold appeared to regress as he suffered with injuries. Riley Rieff will be able to come in and play left or right tackle day one, giving the Rams options with how they handle Saffold. I would think Reiff would start on the left side and be a very good NFL left tackle for a decade. Before they get Bradford a weapon, they need to help him stand up.

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