2012 NFL Mock Draft: Two For The Price Of One?

Don Banks at SI.com rolled out his first 2012 NFL Mock Draft of the season on Friday. It reflects some of the reports out of Mobile, AL, this week at the Senior Bowl. As for the St. Louis Rams, Banks' mock draft offers something vaguely familiar, a trade.

Check it out after the jump.

Banks proposes a trade between the Cleveland Browns and the Rams. Cleveland swaps their fourth and 22nd pick to the Rams in exchange for the second pick and a shot at Robert Griffin III.

With the fourth pick, the Rams take Justin Blackmon ... of course.

If the Rams can swing this deal with the Browns and walk away with the draft's top receiver and Cleveland's pick at No. 22, what a wonderful world it will be in St. Louis at the start of the team's Jeff Fisher era. Sam Bradford and Blackmon were former rivals in Oklahoma, but I bet the Rams quarterback will make the rookie his new best friend.

And with the 22nd pick, the Rams take Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State.

This would be the other pick the Rams obtain from Cleveland in exchange for the No. 2 slot and the rights to RG III. St. Louis could opt for other fixes on the offensive line, like Wisconsin center Peter Konz or Georgia guard-tackle Cordy Glenn, but the Rams are desperate for help at offensive tackle with Jason Smith's status so uncertain and unreliable.

It's highly unlikely that Adams will be available here. His draft stock is red hot after his performance at the Senior Bowl this week. He didn't show the kind of consistency you might see from Matt Kalil, but he nevertheless flashed the tools that helped him beat some of the draft's best rushers this week.

In my mock draft at SB Nation this week, I proposed a similar scenario, except Stanford OT Jonathan Martin was the pick.

Banks mentions Cordy Glenn, and if was available in a scenario like this, he might be a smart pick. Glenn looked solid working on the blind side, but was an absolute beast at guard. If the Rams were to somehow land him, he could work at one of the tackle spots or allow the Rams to move Harvey Dahl to right tackle.

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