NFL Draft Countdown: Re-visiting St. Louis Rams 6th Round Picks

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With only six days left until the onset of the 2013 NFL Draft, we pay homage to the Rams 6th round selections since their move from LA to St. Louis.

In case you missed out, yesterday we covered the long list of 7th round studs the Rams have chosen since 1995. As for the damage done in the 6th round...


St. Louis Rams 6th Round Selections


Year

Pick

Player

Pos

College

2012

171

Greg Zuerlein

K

Western Missouri

2011





2010

170

Fendi Onobun

TE

Arizona


189

Eugene Sims

DE

W. Texas A&M

2009

196

Keith Null

QB

W. Texas A&M

2008





2007

190

Ken Shackleford

OT

Georgia

2006





2005

192

Dante Ridgeway

WR

Ball State


210

Reggie Hodges

P

Ball State

2004

201

Jeff Smoker

QB

Michigan State

2003

184

Scott Tercero

G

California

2002

205

Steve Bellisari

DB

Ohio State

2001

197

Francis St. Paul

WR

Northern Arizona

2000

198

Matt Bowen

DB

Iowa

1999

176

Lionel Barnes

DT

Louisiana-Monroe

1998

159

Glenn Rountree

G

Clemson

1997

179

Muadianvita Kazadi

LB

Tulsa

1996

175

Derrick Harris

FB

Miami


201

Heyward Clay

TE

Texas A&M

1995







Total Number of Rams Draft Picks Since 1995: 156


Total Number of 6th Round Draft Picks Since 1995: 17

10.9% of overall picks


Interestingly, the Rams haven’t even averaged one 6th round selection over the course of the past 18 years. It should be noted that a team who utilizes it’s seven draft picks [sans trades] would have each round account for 14.3% of their entire draft.


It’s clear the Rams aren’t shy about offering their 6th round pick to another NFL organization. Additionally, as pointed out in the 7th Rounders article, the Rams have used almost twice as many [33] of their 156 selections on 7th round players.


As far as the players themselves... there’s still not a lot to write home about. Greg Zuerlein - the teams 2012 6th rounder - lead the team in points, and has shown that he can kick field goals from distance. Aside from Legatron, Eugene Sims is the only other 6th rounder currently on the roster. Matt Bowen, drafted in 2000, won the team’s Carroll Rosenbloom [Rookie of the Year] Award. He broke his foot in the 2001 season opener, and next thing he knew he was wearing a cheese wedge hat and watching Brett Favre from the sidelines on a weekly basis.


Are there any of the Rams 6th round selections which have provided you with fond football memories or headache-inducing woes? Was there a player that you were hoping the Rams would take in the 6th and instead they selected a guy who remained on the roster as long as you did?


Stick around, because tomorrow there will only be FIVE days remaining until the 2013 NFL Draft, and we’re going to take a look at what the St. Louis Rams have done to bolster their roster with 5th round players.


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