The latest SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft has a short passage—about the Andrew-Luck-or-Robert-Griffin-III non-controversy—that seems like a worthy comment on the NFL Mock Draft process in general; before we get back to talking about what Sam Bradford could do with Justin Blackmon instead of the St. Louis Rams' usual repertoire of reception, a block quote:
[Our] short attention spans forget just how good [Luck] is because we are not bombarded with daily reminders.
We are, of course, bombarded with daily mock drafts. So Luck and Griffin become interchangeable, just because we're tired of talking about them; so the Minnesota VIkings might not take Matt Kalil. So the Rams don't need a wide receiver terribly—just because them not needing one is something new to talk about, even if it's also ridiculous.
The Rams need a wide receiver Justin Blackmon is just about the sixth best player available, and the Rams managed to trade to that spot exactly, wouldn't you know it. If he's available, they'll almost certainly take him.
A handpicked selection of SB Nation St. Louis's 2012 mock draft coverage:
- If he isn't available, Morris Claiborne is the most recent player presumed to be the Rams' fallback.
- Which is worth knowing, because the Browns are a wild card and Blackmon makes a lot of sense for them, too.
- I don't find it ultimately plausible, but the argument that the Rams aren't ready to draft a player like Justin Blackmon is at least interesting.