Rams grab a DE and LB to close out the seventh round

The St. Louis Rams selected George Selvie, DE, from South Florida...their second South Florida draft pick and third DE of the 2010 NFL Draft. 

Selvie is a pass rushing specialist. Here's his CBS scouting report:

Pass rush: Tall and thin-hipped with exceptional quickness off the snap. Turns the corner in a hurry against lesser tackles. Typically lines up wide to keep tackles from latching on early. Can be a one-trick pony with the outside rush, so tackles easily push him around the pocket. Will occasionally fake outside and head inside to keep tackle off balance -- but should do that more often. Tries to bull rush occasionally, but it's not his strength. Splits double teams to pressure the quarterback, and can keep running backs off his knees. Quick leaping ability and good awareness to knock down passes thrown in his direction. Stiff hips prevent him from being as effective as he could be on inside moves and twists.

Explosion: Can be very quick off the snap, combining get-off and length to gain the edge. Also owns excellent closing speed, making him a very good chase player. Fires into a blocker quickly against the run or on a bull rush but has only average pop.

This is solid seventh round pick. The Rams have quietly added a nice collection of late round picks to bolster their defensive line.

Rams pick Penn State LB Josh Hull with pick #254

Having had considerable luck with their last seventh round LB, David Vobora, the Rams used the second to last pick of the draft on Penn State LB Josh Hull. 

Hull was a two-year starter at Linebacker U, er, Penn State. You'll be surprised to learn that he's considered a high effort guy. He ran a 4.76 in the 40 as one of Penn State's top pro day performers. Here's some insight on him from a scouting report on the Eagles official site. He's a run stopper and probably a special teams contributor. 

We'll have lots more draft coverage tonight, tomorrow, Monday and beyond...including the Rams 2010 draft grades. 

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