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2015 NFL Draft: Martin Ifedi Analysis w/ Poll

The St. Louis Rams close the draft out by drafting defensive end Martin Ifedi from Memphis.

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The St. Louis Rams made their last selection of the 2015 NFL Draft selecting defensive end Martin Ifedi. The Rams have solid defensive line depth, but the Rams always look forward to adding more youngster to the line.

The Rams have some old defensive ends and although there really is not a big chance that a defensive end will make the squad, the Rams can always have young depth to hide on their practice squad. Ifedi is not a speed rusher, he uses his power to get through offensive linemen and not around them.

Here is a scouting report from NFL Network on Ifedi.

His lack of athleticism and skill as a pass could hurt his draft stock, but Ifedi has the strength and toughness to be considered as a left end with run-stopping potential in a 4-3 defense.

It will be interesting to watch Ifedi and see if he can get into the top 8 defensive linemen. If he can not do that, that does not mean that the Rams will let him go, they can always stash him on practice squad. From what I am reading on scouting reports he does have a high-motor and the Rams do like those type of players.

Grade: C-