Ah, 2012 NFL Mock Draft ubiquity—I'm sure Justin Blackmon missed it. Now, in the final days before the real draft on Thursday, he and the St. Louis Rams have reconciled after a month or so of his falling down the draft board. SpreeGoogs is the latest to connect them, with Blackmon set as the last of the six ostensibly top-tier players to go.
This has always made sense to me—even if Blackmon were the worst-case-scenario Only A Possession Receiver guy who's been ossified into parody by mock drafters who seek out novelty, the Rams need that guy; they haven't had a reliable wide receiver for Sam Bradford yet, let alone one who could also be a dynamic presence downfield at the same time.
Meanwhile: Michael Floyd goes to No. 13 here. That's better than he started, but it suggests that his April momentum might stop a little short of the wildest projections, in which he was going in the Top 10.
More NFL Mock Draft coverage from SB Nation St. Louis:
- NFL.com has suggested Fletcher Cox as a possibility.
- And, unfortunately, we continue to see Trent Richardson pop up at the No. 6 spot...
- Thanks to the inexplicable Steven Jackson trade talk.