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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Brandon Lloyd Could Impact St. Louis Rams' Draft

I missed this Rams Herd piece when it first came out, which is too bad—it provides an interesting look at both the St. Louis Rams' need for a free agent wide receiver and their place in the 2012 draft. Mock draft mavens of late—including in the most recent SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft—have been moving back toward linking the Rams with a wide receiver, namely Justin Blackmon, but the Rams Herd piece talks about what might happen if the Rams selected Michael Floyd.

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The same thing in both cases, of course: They'd need the ball. Brandon Lloyd is going to sign somewhere expected to see nearly as many targets as he did in St. Louis, where he was the only wide receiver worth throwing to most nights, but a high-first-round receiver like Floyd or Blackmon would want the same thing. Much as Steven Jackson's doctors might wish it were otherwise, the Rams are unlikely to have Sam Bradford target two wide receivers with number-one frequency.

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It's nice to imagine Brandon Lloyd mentoring a young receiver, but mentoring is something of a thankless job compared to, say, catching all the touchdowns.

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