St. Louis Rams Mock Draft: 1st Full 7-Round Predictions of April

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St. Louis Rams Mock Draft: 1st Full 7-Round Predictions of April
From Left: Les Snead and Jeff Fisher

In just three weeks, the St. Louis Rams will be on the clock in the 2012 NFL Draft.  If the Rams stay put, they will be drafting at No. 6 and be afforded the opportunity to add a player of elite talent to the roster. 

If they trade up (unlikely) or down from No. 6, their is some added risk mixed into the equation.  

Head coach Jeff Fisher has made it known that the Rams could indeed move out of the aforementioned spot, and that they would most likely move down if they do eventually make a move, as reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

I would think there's a very realistic possibility of moving.  Yeah, we could go up or down. It would probably be more realistic for us to move down than it would up.

Of course, Fisher's words were hardly a revelation there, especially considering general manager Les Snead's aggressive past in the NFL Draft,   If a ridiculously beneficial trade offer is presented to the Rams, it would seem to be silly for St. Louis to ignore it when the team has so many pressing needs.

If the Rams did trade out, St. Louis would of course still be in position to grab a prospect with exceptional talent, however, the changes of landing a Pro Bowl type player drops, on average, with every additional slot you drop from No. 6.  

For example, If the Rams were to trade down to No. 8, their is less chance to land an All Pro than at No. 6, on average.  A move to No. 14 would garner an ever lower percentage chance of striking gold than a move to No. 8, and so on.

On the other hand, a move down would enable St. Louis to stockpile more picks and give the Rams brass more chances to fill more holes on a roster that needs upgraded in a plethora of positions.

A trade down from No. 6 would enable St. Louis to shore up more areas of need and to enhance the talent level in St. Louis to a greater extent across the board. 

Even though I would not be the least bit surprised to see the Rams make a first round trade, there is probably a better chance that they end up picking at their current slot. 

That said, let us jump right into to my first St. Louis Rams Mock Draft of April. 

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