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St. Louis Rams Top 10 Draft Successes: #4 - Leonard Little

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The St. Louis Rams, the entire franchise, has a long and storied history of defensive line greats. Since the move to St. Louis, no Rams defensive lineman has been as productive as DE Leonard Little, a third round pick in the in the 1998 NFL draft. 

Little didn't take to the field right away. His career got off to a rocky start when he killed a woman in a drunk driving incident. It tainted Little's career forever, but the man was genuinely remorseful about his mistake and tried to make amends for it, knowing that it could never be undone. 

Through 12 seasons, Little accumulated 87.5 sacks. He's the franchise leader (though sacks weren't recorded during the days of Merlin Olsen et al). In 2006, at the age of 32, he had 13 sacks. He retired after 2009, though the Rams kept a spot warm for him last year should he have changed his mind. 


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