List of St. Louis Rams first-round draft picks

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Jack Youngblood, drafted in 1971, played 201 consecutive games for the Rams.

The St. Louis Rams, a professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri, joined the National Football League (NFL) as Cleveland Rams in 1937.[1] The Rams began playing in 1936 as a charter member of the second American Football League.[1] Although the NFL granted membership to the same owner, the NFL considers it a separate entity.[1] In 1946, Rams' owner Dan Reeves, fed up with poor attendance at Cleveland Stadium moved the Rams to Los Angeles, and the team played there from 19461994.[1] The Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and renamed the team St. Louis Rams.[1]

The Rams first participated in the 1938 NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting, more commonly known as the NFL Draft.[2] The Rams did have a 1937 pick, but it was picked by the NFL for an expansion team and later the Rams were later admitted into the league before the 1937 season.[3] Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through the NFL Draft.[2] Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second–worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[4]

The Rams' first selection as an NFL team was Johnny Drake, a fullback from Purdue in 1937.[5] The Rams have selected the number one overall five times, drafting Corbett Davis in 1938, Billy Cannon in 1960, Terry Baker in 1963, Orlando Pace in 1997, and Sam Bradford in 2010 The Rams have drafted second overall seven times and the third overall two times.[5] Five eventual Hall of Famers were selected by the Rams: Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, Merlin Olsen, Tom Mack, Jack Youngblood, and Eric Dickerson.[6] The team's most recent first round selections are Greg Robinson, an offensive tackle from Auburn,[5] and Aaron Donald, a defensive tackle from Pittsburgh.

Key[edit]

RBRunning backFBFullback
HBHalfbackQBQuarterback
DEDefensive endCCenter
LBLinebackerTOffensive tackle
TETight endDBDefensive back
WRWide receiverDTDefensive tackle
SSafetyCBCornerback
Admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
*Selected number one overall

Player selection[edit]

Rams' 1993 1st round draft pick Jerome Bettis
YearPickPlayerPositionCollegeNotes
193710Johnny DrakeFBPurdue
19381Corbett Davis *FBIndiana
19393Parker HallQBMississippi
19405Olie CordillHBRice
19414Rudy MuchaGWashington
19422Jack WilsonHBBaylor
19435Mike HolovakFBBoston College
194411Tony ButkovichBIllinois
19455Crazy Legs HirschOEMichigan
194610Emil SitkoHBNotre Dame
19479Herman WedemeyerBSaint Mary's (California)
1948 No pick[a]
19497Bobby ThomasonQBVirginia Military Institute
19509Ralph PasquarielloFBVillanova[b]
195012Stan WestGOklahoma
195111Bud McFadinDTTexas
195213Bob CareyDEMichigan State
19539Donn MoomawCUCLA[c]
195312Ed BarkerDEWashington State
195410Ed BeattyCMississippi
19557Larry MorrisCGeorgia Tech
19566Joe MarconiHBWest Virginia[d]
195611Charlie HortonHBVanderbilt
19572Jon ArnettHBUSC
11Del ShofnerHBBaylor[e]
19584Lou MichaelsDTKentucky[f]
5Jim PhillipsDEAuburn
19592Dick BassHBPacific[g]
9Paul DicksonDTBaylor
19601Billy Cannon *RBLSU
19614Marlin McKeeverLBUSC
19622Roman GabrielQBNorth Carolina State[h]
3Merlin OlsenDTUtah State
19631Terry Baker *RBOregon State
10Rufus GuthrieGGeorgia Tech[i]
19647Bill MunsonQBUtah State
19659Clancy WilliamsHBWashington State
19662Tom MackOTMichigan
1967 No pick[j]
1968 No pick[k]
19698Larry SmithRBFlorida[l]
10Jim SeymourSENotre Dame[m]
21Bob KleinTEUSC
197022Jack ReynoldsLBTennessee
197110Isiah RobertsonLBSouthern[n]
20Jack YoungbloodDEFlorida
1972 No pick[o]
1973 No pick[p]
197411John CappellettiRBPenn State[q]
19759Mike FanningDTNotre Dame[r]
11Dennis HarrahGMiami (Florida)[q]
20Doug FranceTOhio State
197626Kevin McLainLBColorado State
197723Bob BrudzinskiLBOhio State
197820Elvis PeacockRBOklahoma
197919George AndrewsLBNebraska
26Kent HillTGeorgia Tech
198017Johnnie JohnsonSTexas
19819Mel OwensLBMichigan
198214Barry ReddenRBRichmond
19832Eric DickersonRBSouthern Methodist
1984 No pick[s]
198521Jerry GraySTexas
198623Mike SchadTQueen's (Canada)
1987 No pick[t]
198814Gaston GreenRBUCLA[u]
20Aaron CoxWRArizona State[u]
198921Bill HawkinsDEMiami (Florida)
26Cleveland GaryRBMiami {Florida}[u]
199023Bern BrostekDWashington
19915Todd LyghtCBNotre Dame
19923Sean GilbertDLPittsburgh
199310Jerome BettisRBNotre Dame
199415Wayne GandyTAuburn
19956Kevin CarterDEFlorida
19966Lawrence PhillipsRBNebraska[v]
18Eddie KennisonWRLouisiana State
19971Orlando Pace*TOhio State
19986Grant WistromDENebraska
19996Torry HoltWRNorth Carolina State
200031Trung CanidateRBArizona
200112Damione LewisDTMiami (Florida)[w]
20Adam ArchuletaDBArizona State
29Ryan PickettDTOhio State[x]
200231Robert ThomasLBUCLA
200312Jimmy KennedyDTPenn State
200424Steven JacksonRBOregon State
200519Alex BarronOTFlorida State
200615Tye HillCBClemson
200713Adam CarrikerDENebraska
20082Chris LongDEVirginia
20092Jason SmithOTBaylor
20101Sam Bradford*QBOklahoma
201114Robert QuinnDEUNC
201214Michael BrockersDTLSU
20138Tavon AustinWRWest Virginia
30Alec OgletreeLBGeorgia
20142Greg RobinsonOTAuburn
13Aaron DonaldDTPittsburgh

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References[edit]

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