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    Rams' Roster Brimming With Rookies

    Rams' roster brimming with rookies

    By BILL COATS
    Monday, September 6, 2010


    More than one-fourth of the St. Louis Rams 53-man roster -- at least as it stands today -- is made up of rookies. Nine were draft choices; the five others were undrafted.

    "Until you guys started throwing out these numbers, I hadnít even thought about it," coach Steve Spagnuolo told reporters Monday after the first official regular-season practice. "Honestly, I didnít put the roster together, look at it, and say, ĎOK how many seniors, juniors, and freshmen do we have.í I didnít do that. It is what it is.

    "We kept what we felt were the best football players, both for now and for the future."

    The high number of undrafted rookies to make the team is a testament to the team's scouting department, Spagnuolo stressed. "That is a credit to those guys and all the work they do right after the draft is over," he said. "But those guys earned it, those players that youíre talking about. Thatís not easy to do in this league, in this landscape, to come in undrafted and make it."


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    Re: Rams' Roster Brimming With Rookies

    That's all well and good. Didn't we have a ton of undrafted guys playing last year Steve? How did that work out again?

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    Re: Rams' Roster Brimming With Rookies

    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaRam View Post
    That's all well and good. Didn't we have a ton of undrafted guys playing last year Steve? How did that work out again?
    We also had some undrafted players playing in the 1999-2000 season. It worked out pretty well that year.

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    Re: Rams' Roster Brimming With Rookies

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    We also had some undrafted players playing in the 1999-2000 season. It worked out pretty well that year.
    Seems like we had this one undrafted QB and he was pretty good that year.

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    Re: Rams' Roster Brimming With Rookies

    I don't think this is all that high a percentage, relatively speaking. The Rams had about 20 UDFA by the end of last year. The problem is that there are so few guys in their prime-the career sweet spot of about 4 to 7 years.

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