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Rams trade down, take DT Brockers in 1st round

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ST. LOUIS (AP)-- Backed into a corner by the mad shuffling ahead
of them, the St. Louis Rams have added a big body to the defensive
line by taking LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers with the 14th
overall pick.

The Rams appeared poised to take Oklahoma State wide receiver
Justin Blackmon with the sixth pick, then traded down eight spots
after Jacksonville moved up to snatch Blackmon with the fifth
overall pick. The Rams received the Cowboys' second-round pick in
that deal, leaving them with three of the first 13 picks in the
second round, including the first pick of Day 2.

Brockers, a sophomore had just two sacks in his lone year as a
starter. The Rams released two defensive tackles, Justin Bannan and
Fred Robbins, prior to free agency.

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