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Best St. Louis Rams Draft Picks: Todd Gurley Rides Outstanding Rookie Year to #10

It's a bit premature, but the cupboard is bare as far as Rams draft successes are concerned.

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We all witnessed Todd Gurley burst onto the NFL scene in 2015. As the most hyped RB since Adrian Peterson, he certainly lived up to the billing in year 1. I don't particularly care for the mediocrity that Jeff Fisher brings to the Rams, but it's hard to argue his decision to put Gurley at the top of their draft board.

Gurley was 3rd in the NFL in rushing with 1294 yards from scrimmage and 10 TDs, becoming the first Rams RB since Steven Jackson in 2006 to hit double digit TDs. He has already won the Pro Football Writers Association Offensive Rookie of the Year, made the Pro Bowl, and figures to be a mainstay among rushing leaders for at least the neext 6-8 years.

It was a difficult decision to place Gurley over O.J. Atogwe, but in the end it came down to the promise Gurley provides. He will be the centerpiece of the Rams offense for as long as Fisher is around and - similarly to 3k's assessment of Sam Bradford - provides promise to Rams fans as they settle into their new digs in LA.