NFL Draft Countdown: Revisiting the St. Louis Rams 4th Round Picks

Jamie Squire

With only FOUR days remaining until the start of the 2013 NFL Draft, it’s only kosher that we look back on the St. Louis Rams’ 4th Round draft picks.

As the countdown to draft day continues, we move higher up the Rams’ historical draft board. But before we get to the haul of 4th rounders the Rams have chosen since their move back to St. Louis in 1995, make sure you’re up to speed on some - mostly forgettable - late round picks:

* St. Louis Rams 7th Round Selections


* St. Louis Rams 6th Round Selections


* St. Louis Rams 5th Round Selections


...having seen that, I know you deserve a break. Take a look at what the Rams have accomplished while on the clock in the 4th round over the past 18 years...


St. Louis Rams 4th Round Selections


Year

Pick

Player

Pos

College

2012

96

Chris Givens

WR

Wake Forest

2011

112

Greg Salas

WR

Hawaii

2010

99

Mardy Gilyard

WR

Cincinnati

2009

103

Darell Scott

DT

Clemson

2008

101

Justin King

CB

Penn State


128

Keenan Burton

WR

Kentucky

2007





2006

113

Victor Adeyanju

DE

Indiana

2005

117

Jerome Carter

DB

Florida State


134

Claude Terrell

G

New Mexico

2004

130

Brandon Chillar

LB

UCLA

2003

106

Shaun McDonald

WR

Arizona State


107

DeJaun Groce

CB

Nebraska

2002

130

Travis Scott

G

Arizona State

2001

116

Milton Wynn

WR

Washington St.


129

Brandon Manumaleuna

TE

Arizona

2000

104

Kaulana Noa

OT

Hawaii

1999

101

Joe Germaine

QB

Ohio State

1998

96

Az-Zahir Hakim

WR

San Diego St.


98

Roland Williams

TE

Syracuse

1997

112

Ryan Tucker

C

Texas Christian

1996

105

Percell Gaskins

LB

Kansas State

1995

115

Lovell Pinkney

WR

Texas


Total Number of Rams Draft Picks Since 1995: 156


Total Number of 4th Round Draft Picks Since 1995: 22

14.1% of overall picks


Honorable Mention: Vince Ferragamo [1977] QB, University of Nebraska. Selected 91st overall.

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With the addition of the aforementioned 4th round players the 18 year draft stock has now seen 94 of it’s 156 players drafted [60.3%].


Having revisited the draft order in reverse hasn’t shed the brightest light on the Rams’ draft success for the better part of two decades. Finding a wide receiver has proven....well, to be a bit of a challenge. If you’re familiar with the Greatest Show on Turf days, then you know that Mr. Az Zahir Hakim is the exception.


The most pertinent question - at this point - is whether or not last year’s 4th round selection, Chris Givens, is able to quench the Rams of their 4th round-WR-thirst. Having lead the team in receiving yards in his rookie season, he’s provided the fan base little reason to believe he won’t continue to take the top off defenses with his blazing speed in 2013.


Which of the remaining 4th round picks have been worthwhile pick in your opinion? Who has provided you with fond memories of years past? Nightmares for years beyond? Did the Rams really ‘lose’ a cornerback from the 2008 draft? Just ask Torrey Smith....or the Colts.


You may not like what you see, but come back tomorrow for the Rams 3rd round picks [it’s got to get better, right?]. Even if you’re not satisfied with the content just look at it this way...at a minimum, it may be the only draft countdown you see all day. You’re welcome.


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