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2012 Phinsider Community Mock Draft - Pick 6, St. Louis Rams

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And we're back. The 2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft continues now, with the St. Louis Rams. The Rams traded back from the second overall pick back in March, gaining a second round pick this year and a first round pick in 2013 and 2014 from the Washington Redskins. The Redskins used that pick to get Robert Griffin III, so now we shall see who the Rams grab at the six spot.

Here are the picks so far:

Pick Team Player
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck, QB
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III, QB
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil, T
4 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson, RB
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne, CB

Team: St. Louis Rams
GM: Hollywood Dolfan

Time for the pick:

With the sixth overall pick, the St. Louis Rams select:

Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State Cowboys
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 207 lbs.

From Hollywood Dolfan:

As the G.M. of the St. Luis Rams in their sixth pick of the NFL Draft I would prefer to trade down. As my team a large number of holes to fill; RT, RG, OLB, DT, WR and CB. However, with the current rules on our draft I must take the BPA that fills my needs. I considered a surprise pick here like Rieff or Decastro but the talent in the later rounds on Oline, and my distaste for top 10 linemen just can't allow me to stomach such a pick. So with out further adieu my selection with the 6th pick of the 2012 draft is Justin Blackmon. My staff currently has signed Steve Smith veteran WR to compliment our very young offensive corps. However Blackmon is a major upgrade for the number one WR position even if at 6'1" he does not possess the prototypical height. Blakmon has the ability to be a star. I will look to later picks to solidify an Oline that leaves my first round QB fighting for his life and choose the weapon here. Again, if I had the ability to trade down to somewhere between 12 and 17 I would be looking at players like; Justin Martin, Fletcher Cox, Brockers, Poe, Decastro etc. But sitting at 6 I have to go for the BPA that fills my needs and Blackmon falling to me here is just that.

From Walter Football:

Projected Round (2012): Top-10 Pick.
3/12/12: Blackmon answered the bogus speed concerns with fast 40 times at his pro day. He had a hamstring injury that limited him to just the field drills at the Combine. Blackmon's speed was being questioned, but shouldn't be anymore considering his pro day and collegiate production while battling constant double teams.

Blackmon was a consistent source of big plays in 2011 for the Cowboys. He was a mismatch all year due to his size, speed and physicality. Blackmon had huge games against Baylor, Texas A&M and Kansas State. He required constant double coverage, and despite the extra attention, remained productive.

Blackmon's speed and route running have him ready to make an immediate impact at the next level. To end his collegiate career, he had a dominant game against Stanford while playing through a leg infection. Blackmon recorded eight receptions for 191 yards and three touchdowns. He showed how fast he is with scores of 67 and 43 yards.

Against Tulsa, Blackmon had his streak of 100+-yard receiving games broken. After 14 straight games, he was held to 57 yards on seven receptions with one touchdown. For the 2011 season, Blackmon had 121 receptions for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns.

8/19/11: Justin Blackmon likely would have been a first-round pick if he had declared for the 2011 NFL Draft. 2010 was an electric season for him as he was a constant source of big plays for the Cowboys. Blackmon hauled in 111 passes for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns. He quickly made everyone at Oklahoma State forget about Dez Bryant. In every game that Blackmon played in 2010, he went over 100 yards. He has fabulous quickness and speed. That allows him to constantly get separation from defensive backs. Blackmon has quality size and hands to go along with that speed. If he can avoid an injury, Blackmon should have another banner season with signal caller Brandon Weeden, and that should solidify Blackmon's stock as a top-16 pick.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the clock.