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1 (8) - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia; 1 (29) - Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia;
3 (71) - T.J. McDonald, S, Southern California; 3 (92) - Stedman Bailey, WR,
West Virginia; 4 (113) - Barrett Jones, OC/OG, Alabama; 5 (149) - Brandon
McGee, CB, Miami; 5 (160) - Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Top Picks Analysis: The Rams got two potential impact players in the first
round, trading up to get slot star Austin and moving down to snare one of the
best coverage linebackers you will ever see in Ogletree. McDonald fills
another need at safety and Bailey, Austin's teammate at West Virginia, should
be able to help Sam Bradford outside the numbers.
Best Value Pick: Jones ranks as one of the soundest prospects in the entire
process. Whether he was at guard, tackle or center at Alabama, Jones proved to
be dependable against the very top-tier of competition at the college level
and his versatility shouldn't be underestimated as he prepares to take the
Questionable Calls: As talented as Ogletree is, there is a lot of baggage with
him. He was once arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft stemming from a
a stolen scooter helmet and compounded that by getting pinched for a DUI in
Arizona just days before the combine.
Summary: The Rams added some serious weaponry for Bradford by snaring the
Mountaineers duo of Austin and Bailey, a solid three-down linebacking prospect
in Ogletree and a big-hitting safety to replace Quintin Mikell (McDonald).
Meanwhile, Jones was an absolute steal in Round 4.
FINAL GRADE: A
Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Henderson State LB Robbie Aldridge;
Miami S Ray Ray Armstrong; Louisiana Lafayette K Brett Baer; BYU OT Braden
Brown; Middle Tennessee State RB Benny Cunningham; Texas Tech S Cody Davis;
Georgia MLB Michael Gillard; Georgia DT Garrett Gilliard; Auburn TE Philip
Lutzenkirchen; Ole Miss DE Gerald Rivers; Georgia LB Christian Robinson;
Louisiana Tech OG Kevin Saiai; Memphis CB Robert Steeples; California FB Eric
Stevens; Houston LB Philip Steward; Texas A&M CB Darren Woodard
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