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    Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    Since moving to St. Louis in 1995 the St. Louis Rams have had 16 number one draft picks. As you can see by the list this is not always a sure deal. Who will the St. Louis Rams pick in the 2008 NFL Draft? Will we get Torry Holt type quality or another Lawrence Phillips? Only time will tell but to be competitive in 2008 the Rams will need to select two very productive picks with their #2, and #33 selections. Bill Devaney will need to be on top of his game on April 26th. Out of 16 picks I would say only 5, to date have really hit the mark. Kevin Carter, Orlando Pace, Grant Wistrom, Torry Holt, & Steven Jackson have been very good pro players. The jury is still out on a couple of others. Notice other than Jackson, the other four were selected in the top 10 in the draft. Only Lawrence Phillips was a top 10 bust, and talent wise he probably was good enough, but mentally well…..

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    1995 6 Kevin Carter
    1996 6 Lawrence Phillips
    1996 18 Eddie Kennison
    1997 1 Orlando Pace
    1998 6 Grant Wistrom
    1999 6 Torry Holt
    2000 31 Trung Canidate
    2001 12 Damione Lewis
    2001 20 Adam Archuleta
    2001 29 Ryan Pickett
    2002 31 Robert Thomas
    2003 12 Jimmy Kennedy
    2004 24 Steven Jackson
    2005 19 Alex Barron
    2006 15 Tye Hill
    2007 13 Adam Carriker
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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    Thanks for the list..... I think

    When I see some of those names all at once it just makes me shake my head. :\

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    lol Lawrence Phillips.

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    I SCREAMED SO HARD AT MY T.V. i thought i was going to shat myself . pass on EDDIE GEORGE for PHILLIPS . what was this front office and coaching staff thinking of .

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    Quote Originally Posted by keith m. klink View Post
    I SCREAMED SO HARD AT MY T.V. i thought i was going to shat myself . pass on EDDIE GEORGE for PHILLIPS . what was this front office and coaching staff thinking of .
    Tim Biakabutuka went to Carolina before Eddie George went to Houston/Tenn in that draft also. Ouch.

    We also drafted Eddie Kennison at 18 and then the Colts took Marvin Harrison at 19. :\

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    Marvin Harrison and Bruce...

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    The last four drafts we've seen to improve. Sure, theyre not the best players, but they've done something for the squad.

    But some of the others...wow...

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    How about all those "lovie-type players" that we drafted high? They all seemed to work out well, no?

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    Re: Saint Louis' 1st Round Draft History

    Ryan Pickett got a very raw deal being lumped into the DLew and Arch draft.

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