The first five picks of the 2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft are in the books. Here's where we are at this point.
Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB, Oklahoma
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
That brings us to the St. Louis Rams, who were picking in the #2 slot but got a ton of compensation to move down to #6 so that the Redskins could move up. Since there is no trading in this mock draft, this is where the Rams are picking. So, what directions could the Rams be heading in this scenario?
After losing Brandon Lloyd in free agency to the New England Patriots, one of the biggest needs that the Rams have is a wide receiver for young quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered through an injury-plagued 2011. The Rams don't have a whole lot of receiving threats at this point, so that's something that the Rams could be very interested in.
The Rams also have a need at the offensive tackle position, where Jason Smith. . .who the Rams drafted at #2 overall a few years ago. . .has been a flop, and might be straight-out released before too much longer.
The defensive line could use some help as well, both on the interior and on the ends. Chris Long has started to come around as of late, but outside of that the Rams' defensive line hasn't been much to write home about in recent years.
Those are the main needs as I see them, so here are the options for the Rams. Feel free to discuss them. . .although I feel this race might end up being a little one-sided like most of our other selections have been thus far.