The St. Louis Rams' No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft became a lot more valuable after Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III ran a blazing 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine. St. Louis will pass on Griffin III and continue to roll with Sam Bradford at quarterback, meaning the Rams' No. 2 pick is up for grabs and is starting to create quite a stir.
It's an ideal position for St. Louis to be in, though not an ideal scenario for the mock draft chemists of the world. ESPN's tenured draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. released an updated version of his mock today, and it has the Rams selecting Oklahoma St. wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Even though Kiper's mock has Blackmon at No. 2, he doesn't expert that's the way it will actually play out.
Go ahead and put a big asterisk here, because I think this pick will be taken (most likely) by the Browns, with the Redskins also right there. The Browns can do a little more in terms of draft compensation all things being equal, but if Dan Snyder really wants his man, I'd never assume he'd come in second in a bidding war. Blackmon we know could fit with the Rams, even if they draft at No. 4 or No. 6, just based on how the picks could line up.