2012 NFL Draft: TST Community Round 1, Pick 6

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 3: Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers returns an interception for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Steelers jumped up to snag Trent Richardson with the last pick we've covered. Now, it's time for the Rams to make their pick. With Kalil and Blackmon gone, options 1A and 1B aren't available. So who does GM Charlie Pankey go for?


Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Pick Grade:


The St. Rams will select Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU. Rated as the top player on my Draft Board the Rams are excited to see this player available at #6. He is an electric player that will provide huge upgrades in talent on one corner and provide an exciting return package for the Rams. Look for new Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to feature a few offensive packages for this talented player in the coming years.

Analysis after the jump.

It's a tough call with Blackmon and Kalil gone, but Claiborne is definitely worth the pick. However, I think that the Rams are passing up on prime offensive line talent by going with Claiborne. That isn't to say Claiborne isn't a talent himself, but the Rams have plenty of holes to fill elsewhere.

Of course, with the picks the Rams have, they could move back into the first and select an offensive lineman. Or, if they planned on Claiborne, they could release someone like Ron Bartell, saving valuable cap space that could bring in a free agent.

That is the problem with the Rams. They have so many holes, there are so many possibilities. This may not be my favorite (at this point I'd be on the Reiff bandwagon), but there is no way you can say this doesn't add talent to a team that desperately needs it.

Goodbye sixth pick! If you missed any of the previous picks, or want to see what trades have been made so far, check out the full schedule. If you are GM and would like to see dbcouver's awesome Big Board, go here (hint, it's the second tab at the bottom).

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