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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Don Banks Projects Rams To Take Justin Blackmon In First Round

The St. Louis Rams are projected to take Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon with the sixth overall pick in the latest mock draft from Sports Illustrated's Don Banks. Blackmon has long been tied to St. Louis given the team's obvious need for an offensive weapon to help quarterback Sam Bradford in the passing game.

The gap between Blackmon and the rest of the receivers in the first round seems to be closing as we approach mid-April, but it still makes sense to me to have the ex-Oklahoma Sooner QB in St. Louis throwing to the ex-OSU Cowboy receiver.

Other receivers like Notre Dame's Michael Floyd and Baylor's Kendall Wright have become increasingly intriguing, but Blackmon is still generally considered to be the top wide receiver available in this year's draft class. Landing him would give Bradford a major weapon in the passing game like he's never had before.

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