St Louis Rams Final Draft Report Card
Jason Smith (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Lead NFL Analyst
Posted May 12, 2009


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
2 1 Smith, Jason OT Baylor 6050v 307v 5.17v 1.122
35 2 Laurinaitis, James IB Ohio St 6017v 244v 4.80v 1.152
66 3 Fletcher, Bradley DC Iowa 6003v 196v 4.50v 1.682
103 4 Scott, Dorell DT Clemson 6032v 312v 4.94v 1.332
160 5 Foster, Brooks WR North Carolina 6004v 211v 4.49v 1.511
196 6 Null, Keith QB W Texas A&M 6031v 226v 5.02v 1.800
211 7 Ogbonnaya, Chris RB Texas 5116v 220v 4.63v 1.900

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.

FRANCHISE PICK: Jason Smith
QUICKEST TO START: Jason Smith
FASTEST TO PRO BOWL: Jason Smith
BEST IN 3 YEARS: Jason Smith
OVERRATED: James Laurinaitis
UNDERRATED: Dorell Scott
PROJECT: Keith Null
BEST COLLEGE F.A.: Ian Campbell (DE)
TOP TALENT SCOUT: Luke Driscoll
HUH?: Keith Null


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