I like what the Rams accomplished in 08. 1st pick Chris Long plays very hard WR's Donnie Avery and late season surprise Keenan Burton impressed as rookies. John Greco is versatile and tough. Fellow line mate Schuening and LBers Chamberlain and Vobora are tough guys, DC Justin King spent 08 on IR
St. Louis Rams
Grade - B-
NO RD Name Pos School HT WT 40 Grade
W Texas A&M
The Rams liked Smith' overall toughness over that of Monroe and when coupled with a repaired patella tendon injury to the UVA star which will require monitoring and maintainence, made the selection a slam dunk. Laurinaitis gives the Rams a much needed legitimate inside run stopper while Fletcher affords then some much needed match up potential on the outside. I was actually rather disappointed in his play. In just his first season as a starter, I thought he was tough and physical, but I felt he was rather tight in the hips and struggled in coverage. He also didn't appear to sort things out quickly. I really like the selection of Clemson's Dorell Scott in round four and inside receiving prospect Brooks Foster in round five. The selection of Keith Null was a surprise (I would have pushed for Graham Harrell with this selection), but overall I felt the Rams made some real strides at upgrading their football club.