St. Louis Rams Top 10 Draft Successes: #6 - Grant Wistrom

The St. Louis Rams did well for themselves in the 1998 NFL Draft. They picked two players who would become the cornerstones of their defense for several years and a receiver who became an essential ingredient in the Greatest Show on Turf attack that came to define the team. 

The Rams selected Nebraska DE Grant Wistrom with the 6th overall pick in the draft. He didn't start any games as a rookie, but he did manage to pick up three sacks anyway. He was the leader of the Nebraska Cornhuskers team that dominated college football for the middle part of the 1990s...winning three national titles while he was there. 

His sophomore season with the Rams he broke out, starting all 16 games and through the Super Bowl. During the regular season he had 6.5 sacks and 2 INTs...and 2 TDs. Without a doubt Wistrom was the face of the Rams defense during his time with the team, the heart and soul of the unit. He left as a free agent after 2003, signing with the hated Seahawks and slowed by injury over his last three seasons in the league. 

As a Ram, Wistrom had 41.5 sacks, 5 INTs, 2 TDs, 241 tackles. 


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