St. Louis possesses the rights to the No. 2 overall selection and will do everything they can to maximize its value, whether that ultimately results in retaining it or trading it for multiple premium picks.
Last week, I ranked and analyzed the Rams likely offseason position priorities to be addressed during the 2012 NFL Draft and the rapidly approaching free agency period.
In this 2012 NFL Mock Draft, I have the Rams targeting six of those seven positions.
The only position of those seven that I do not see St. Louis addressing during the draft is defensive back, as they will return a number of quality cornerbacks from injured reserve and could also target former Fisher player Cortland Finnegan, who has expressed interest in playing for Fisher in St. Louis.
In a year where franchise quarterbacks are being looked at diligently and a new and improved rookie wage scale in place, the Rams could turn this draft into one that lands additional quality picks.
With extra picks comes extra opportunities to land key contributors.
Can you tell how I am leaning with the second overall selection? I bet you can.
So, without further adieu, let us jump right into the first version of the St. Louis Rams 2012 NFL Mock Draft.