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Rams News: Who were the players selected ahead of Aaron Donald in 2014?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 4/26/22

St. Louis Rams 2014 Draft Class News Conference Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The 2014 NFL Draft will be forever known by fans of the Los Angeles Rams because of one player that would become one of the greatest of all time. However here are some other interesting notes about the players at the top of that draft.

  • five of the top 13 players selected have played for the Los Angeles Rams. They are Greg Robinson, Blake Bortles, Sammy Watkins, Odell Beckham Jr, and Aaron Donald.
  • Jadeveon Clowney was selected first overall by the Houston Texans who were the first team to pass on Aaron Donald.
  • The Rams used the second overall pick to select Robinson, won the gamble that they would be able to select Donald with the thirteenth, but lost the gamble that Robinson would pan out.
  • The Cleveland Browns used the eighth overall pick to select CB Justin Gilbert who played only three seasons. they were the were the seventh team to miss on Donald.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Offseason position reset: Wide receiver (Rams.com)

Bobby Wagner describes the chess match of facing the Rams’ offense every year (RamsWire)

Reason to hope for dramatic restart for LA Rams RB Cam Akers (RamblinFan)

NFL NEWS:

49ers GM John Lynch can’t imagine trading WR Deebo Samuel: ‘He’s just too good of a player’ (NFL.com)

Rhett Lewis 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: Pass rushers fly off the board; Jets grab a wide receiver at No. 4 (NFL.com)

Virginia attorney general’s office to investigate Washington Commanders’ alleged financial improprieties (ESPN)