Today I read an article on PFT about how the Cleveland Browns have had the worst luck at drafting All Pros in the last 10 years. The article provided a neat list of NFL All-Pro teams, and as to no surprise the Rams weren't that far off. The Rams placed 3rd to last among all teams just above the Browns and Lions.
The Rams are 3rd to last in the leauge in producing All-Pros through the draft, selecting just five players who have made All-Pro teams in the last 10 years. Of the five players were Torry Holt , Orlando Pace, Lenord Little, Steven Jackson, and Donnie Jones. Looking back another 10 years from 91'-01'we had 8 player drafted that made the Pro Bowl, not including Marshal Faulk who was drafted by Indianapolis. (refrence:Sports Reference LCC)
At the top of the list is New England, which has drafted 15 All-Pros. At 123-37, the Patriots have by far the best record in the NFL over the last decade.It should come as no surprise that the Rams’ record over the last 10 years, 56-104, is the second-worst in the NFL. The only team with a worse record over the last decade is Detroit, which is also second to last in its ability to find All-Pros in the draft.
With a new coaching staff and GM this year we can hope to expect much change in this category, with up and coming players such as Sam Bradford, Chris Long(came close last season), Robert Quinn, James Laurnitis(bound to get his soon), Lance Kendricks(not impossible) and even Rodger Saffold, Darian Stewart, and Greg Salas all have a shot down the road IMO.
According to PFT's workout tracker we have scheduled visits with many first round prospects. Including Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon, Morris Claiborne, Trent Richardson, Micheal Brockers, Fletcher Cox, Dontari Poe, Micheal Floyd, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Janoris Jenkins. Almost all of these players might be considered future pro bowlers, and Matt Kalil could possibly make it in his first season. But at the 6th spot in the draft we have a very slim to none chance of landing him. So with that said I am curious to know who else on this list has the best chance of making the Pro Bowl his "rookie" season as a St Louis Ram. Feel free to show your selection with your reason why below in the comments section.