As we continue our countdown of the worst draft picks in St. Louis Rams history, here's a look at the list so far
Adam Carriker is another unfortunate example of why changing positions in the NFL is a risky adventure. A dominant DE in college who won multiple accolades as an upperclassman, Carriker largely flopped when the Rams put him at DT.
As someone who willingly changed positions for the team, he was seemingly a match for the Four Pillars when Steve Spagnoulo was brought on board...yet Spags discarded him to the Redskins for next to nothing.
The best word I can think of to explain Carriker to our younger audience is blah. He was drafted for his pass rush ability as a DE, yet most of that ability was lost in the transition to DT. He was tall for a DT meaning he lost leverage against the run as well. He was thoroughly average in every way.
As with any player on this list, there were much better options available to the Rams when there were selected. In the case of Carriker, those players include Pro-Bowlers Darrelle Revis, Joe Staley, Ben Grubbs, Greg Olsen, Eric Weddle, and Ryan Kalil.