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  1. Justin Blackmon? Rams fine without issues

    Mike Sando

    A long list of NFL mock drafts projected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams one year ago. It's looking like the Rams came out just fine without him. Blackmon, charged with DUI last offseason when authorities said they...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  2. 49ers get their safety after trading up

    Mike Sando

    LSU safety Eric Reid was an increasingly popular projection to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the 2013 NFL mock drafts piled up late this week. The assumption was that the 49ers might get him at No. 31, but with the New Orleans Saints t...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  3. Chat wrap: Wiring Cardinals' draft room

    Mike Sando

    Our latest NFC West chat ended with a discussion on Mel Kiper Jr.'s recent success projecting first-round selections to the Arizona Cardinals. Turns out Mel did not have the Cardinals taking Michael Floyd at No. 13 in his final 2012 mock . Still, ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  4. Geno Smith to the Cardinals? Not so fast

    Mike Sando

    Various 2013 NFL mock drafts have the Arizona Cardinals selecting West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the seventh overall pick. The logic is sound in that Arizona has needed quarterback help for years. The problem is that Cardinals coach Bru...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. How four mocks see West before combine

    Mike Sando

    With NFL prospects descending on Indianapolis this week, I've gathered pre-combine mock draft projections from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Rob Rang and Gil Brandt. Their first-round picks for NFC West teams appear in the chart. Mock drafts tend...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. Last-minute 2012 NFL mock comparison

    Mike Sando

    Draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. Todd McShay, Rob Rang and Nolan Nawrocki have published their final 2012 NFL mock drafts, with NFC West picks on display in the chart. There's more consensus with the 30th overall choice than with the sixth overall cho...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. You called it: 2012 NFL draft predictions

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, Facebook friend Chris Staser, for pointing me toward an "NFC WEST BLOG" group in the ESPN Draft Forecaster competition. Some of our blog regulars -- RedRumRBS, DiLune2, joe_cool585 and others -- are already signed up. Let's pump up t...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. Going on the clock for ESPN Blogger Mock

    Mike Sando

    We've become accustomed to reading NFL mock drafts as finished products, usually from a single author. Process trumps product when our eight divisional bloggers, myself included, gather Monday at 1 p.m. ET for a live mock draft allowing on-the-clo...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Mocking the draft

    Mike Sando

    Four days until the 2012 NFL draft. In the meantime, the mock drafts are piling up. The chart below shows new projections from reporters covering the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. All three have the Rams and Seahawks...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  10. Sifting through 2012 NFL mock drafts

    Mike Sando

    With an assist from Clare Farnsworth, I've put together a chart showing 14 mock draft projections for NFC West teams. The mocks are arranged by which players the St. Louis Rams were projected to select sixth overall. A couple other mocks fell from...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  11. 2012 Kiper mock 4.0: Assessing the options

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt got the timing right for his retirement news conference Wednesday at St. Louis Rams headquarters. The Rams' seven-time Pro Bowler offered a formal goodbye while NFC West teams searched for receivers with comparable skill. The latest ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. Revisiting those six 2011 NFL mock drafts

    Mike Sando

    A few notes upon looking back at the six 2011 NFL mock drafts discussed here last week: Most had the right players in the right slots for most of the first six picks. Everything fell apart when the San Francisco 49ers selected Missouri's Aldon Sm...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  13. Sifting through six 2011 NFL mock drafts

    Mike Sando

    I've gone through several updated mock drafts to put together a chart showing how analysts expect the first round to fall for NFC West teams. A few notes: There's a growing sense Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert could be the choice for the ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. This NFL mock draft produced a shocker

    Mike Sando

    Mock drafts are like equations with multiple variables. Changing one variable can throw off the final projection significantly. The value comes in the exercise itself -- thinking through possibilities -- more than through the final result. T...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. 2011 NFL Draft: Three NFC West mocks

    Mike Sando

    My thoughts on three recently released 2011 NFL mock drafts from ESPN's Todd McShay, NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang and National Football Post's Wes Bunting: Matt Hasselbeck's unsigned status makes it easier for analysts to send a quarterback to Seat...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  16. What the Rams might want in a receiver

    Mike Sando

    More than a few 2011 NFL mock drafts are sending Alabama receiver Julio Jones to the St. Louis Rams with the 14th overall choice. The pairing makes sense on multiple levels. The Rams do need help at wide receiver. They could use a legitimate No...

    Blog | February 15, 2011