Scott goes first off the board

Clemson's Dorell Scott goes to the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

As expected, defensive tackle Dorell Scott was the first Clemson player selected in this weekend's NFL draft.

Scott, who was listed as the No. 8 defensive tackle available in this year's draft according to, was taken in the fourth round by the Rams with the No. 103 overall selection.

The Columbia, S.C. native finished his senior season at Clemson with 39 tackles, including a career-high 7.5 tackles for a loss.

He also ran the second-best 40-yard dash by a defensive tackle in the NFL combine in February at 4.97 seconds.

"I just want the opportunity to play," Scott told recently. "I don't care where I play. I just want to be able to line up and play football some more."

Turns out he'll be playing with the St. Louis Rams as he attempts to gain playing time in the center of their 3-4 scheme. Top Stories