Finding an apt comparison for the St. Louis Rams 2006 NFL Draft is difficult. It was a bit like the Exxon Valdez with Jay Zygmunt playing the role of Captain Joseph Hazelwood. The only redeeming part of it was that nobody, no innocent victims, lost their lives. But the untold numbers of fans got soaked, their good feelings for the franchise snuffed out like a duck covered in crude oil.
From top to bottom the Rams screwed it up, but their first round pick, 15th overall, turned out to be a huge bust, even after showing a little promise pressed into duty during his rookie season. Clemson CB Tye Hill had all kinds of athletic ability. Injuries, system changes...cite whatever excuse you want, there's no shortage of them. The bottom line is that Hill was a bust for the Rams. After his rookie year, watching Hill get burned was just a regular part of the weekly Rams losses.
Just another in a long line of busts to be sure. What hurt even more were the players the Rams picked over Hill, including Antonio Cromartie, Mathias Kiwanuka, etc., etc.
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