The 2013 NFL Draft is over, but the work is not done. Now, Les Snead et al move onto the business of scooping up the undrafted players.
Sometimes these guys pan out, and sometimes the don't make it past the preseason. Occasionally, good teams will find a reliable starter among the bunch or even a super star. The Rams scored punter Johnny Hekker as an undrafted free agent last year. Backup quarterback Austin Davis and safety Matt Daniels were part of last year's haul as well.
As far as what they're looking for, another safety would seem to be the top priority. More depth at linebacker would help, and it never hurts to take a flyer or two on offensive linemen. Watch for an h-back type or two to get a call from the Rams.
We'll keep track of the signings in this post.
RT @joelaericksonau: Philip Lutzenkirchen will sign with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent, per his agent— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) April 27, 2013
He's tight end from Auburn.
Also via @blaynebeal: Former Tech safety Cody Davis has signed a deal with the St. Louis Rams.— Jose Rodriguez(@ByJoseRodriguez) April 28, 2013
And there's a safety.
Updated by DouglasM - Here's a list from Dan Kadar at NFL Mock Draft (formerly MtD) :
St. Louis Rams
Brett Baer, K, Lousiana Lafayette
Braden Brown, OT, BYU
Benny Cunningham, RB, Middle Tennessee State
Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
Michael Gillard, MLB, Georgia
Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn
Graham Pocic, OL, Illinois
Gerald Rivers, DE, Ole Miss
Philip Steward, LB, Houston
Henderson State LB Robbie Aldridge; Miami S Ray Ray Armstrong; Lousiana Lafayette K Brett Baer; BYU OT Braden Brown; Middle Tennessee State RB Benny Cunningham; Texas Tech SCody Davis; Georgia MLB Michael Gillard; Georgia DT Garrett Gilliard; Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen; Ole Miss DE Gerald Rivers; Georgia LB Christian Robinson; Louisiana Tech OG Kevin Saiai; Memphis CB Robert Steeples; California FB Eric Stevens; Houston LB Philip Steward; Texas A&M CB Darren Woodard