St. Louis Rams 2013 NFL Draft Review

12:45 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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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 next step.

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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