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2015 NFL Offseason: Rams To Hold Rookie "Orientation" This Weekend


Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie minicamps open today across the league, but not for Jeff Fisher. That word has too much meaning, too many connotations. No, this weekend the St. Louis Rams will hold their rookie "orientation" for at least 24 prospective Rams in Earth City. A rose by any other name...

It's a "here's how we do things, here's how you do things" session mostly, or as Nick Wagoner put it:

In years past, Fisher has discussed using the first weekend with rookies to show them how the Rams like to do things, including meetings, practice and more. The on-field portion of the work is essentially no more than a glorified conditioning session intended to get the rookies up to speed before they join the veterans.

Glorified, indeed. Per Jim Thomas, here are the 24 confirmed rookies in attendance with perhaps some unidentified players coming in for tryouts to try and pull a UDFA contract:

Name POS School Status
Todd Gurley RB Georgia 1st round pick
Rob Havenstein OT Wisconsin 2nd round pick
Jamon Brown OT Louisville 3rd round pick
Sean Mannion QB Oregon St. 3rd round pick
Andrew Donnal OT Iowa 4th round pick
Bud Sasser WR Missouri 6th round pick
Cody Wichmann OG Fresno St. 6th round pick
Bryce Hager LB Baylor 7th round pick
Martin Ifedi DE Memphis 7th round pick
Malcolm Brown RB Texas UDFA
Imoan Claiborne CB Northwestern St. (La.) UDFA
Isiah Ferguson WR Arkansas-Pine Bluff UDFA
Terrence Franks RB Texas St. UDFA
Montell Garner CB South Alabama UDFA
Jacob Hagen S Liberty UDFA
Jay Hughes S Mississippi St. UDFA
Zach Laskey FB Georgia Tech UDFA
Matt Longacre DE Northwest Missouri St. UDFA
Cameron Lynch LB Syracuse UDFA
Keshaun Malone LB Bacone UDFA
Bradley Marquez WR Texas Tech UDFA
Tyler Slavin WR New Mexico Highlands UDFA
Louis Trinca-Pasat DT Iowa UDFA
Darrell Williams OT South Florida UDFA