Just last month the St. Louis Rams were destined to select Justin Blackmon in every 2012 NFL Mock Draft. Just last week Justin Blackmon was a possession receiver the Rams absolutely mustn't select with the No. 6 pick in the draft Thursday. Now: Inevitability has set in. Walter Football has him there, with Fletcher Cox and Morris Claiborne seeming vaguely extraneous in their alternatives list.
The Rams have always needed a wide receiver, and Justin Blackmon has always been the best wide receiver on the board. He'll be able to play immediately, he'll be better than Brandon Gibson immediately—there's just not a lot to complain about. And after making an outstanding trade into the position, nothing-to-complain-about is a major win overall at sixth.
Sam Bradford's will be done, the Rams will have a receiver worth having in May.
More NFL Mock Draft news and analysis from SB Nation St. Louis:
- Here's yet more draft analysis coming back to the Rams and Blackmon.
- Of course, the Rams will also need a defensive tackle somewhere—which makes Cox an out-there possibility.
- And offensive linemen. Basically they need everybody—pick your favorite need.