2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Says Rams Likely To Trade

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05: Mark Barron #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide yells at Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the LSU Tigers during the first quarter of the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

ESPN's one and only Mel Kiper released another 2012 NFL Mock Draft on Thursday. Yes, it's another mock draft ... boring. However, Kiper reveals his opinion that the St. Louis Rams could be primed to trade down in the first round.

Kiper mocks Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams with the sixth pick. However, he thinks the Rams are a team that could just as easily move down in the draft.

I had St. Louis as a team likely to move down, given that we know the front office has been openly interested in the idea. But if they're still here, I think Blackmon is the pick. He'll pay immediate dividends for the offense, and Sam Bradford will finally have a target most of us evaluators can see as a potential true No. 1.

St. Louis could be a premium spot for trades this year, as teams look to make a jump up to grab the player they want rather than take their chances with so-so class of first-round picks.

Potential trade targets for teams include Fletcher Cox, Ryan Tannehill, Mark Barron and Stephon Gilmore.

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