MMQB fabricated a 12-person team, lead by people like former General Manager Bill Polian, author Peter King, former QB Dan Fouts and many more, to put together an all-time NFL draft. The design was that any group drafts 25 players (11 offense, 11 defense, 1 kicker, 1 punter, and 1 wild-card player).
Here are all a Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams comparison in a draft:
#15.) DE Deacon Jones
A five-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowl selection, he (unofficially) averaged 20 “sacks” a deteriorate from 1964 to ’68, and historian John Turney depends 173.5 for his career.
#34.) DT Merlin Olsen
Olsen was named to a record 14 loyal Pro Bowls from 1962 to ’75, and was a member of a NFL’s All-Decade teams for a 1960s and ’70s. He was inducted into a Hall of Fame in 1982.
#45.) CB Dick “Night Train” Lane
His 14 interceptions (in 12 games) as a rookie in 1952 sojourn one of sports’ longest-standing records.
#65.) RB Marshall Faulk
As a centerpiece for “The Greatest Show on Turf,” Faulk averaged 81 receptions, 2,255 struggle yards and 19.7 touchdowns in his initial 3 seasons as a Ram.
#83.) OT Bob Brown
A Pro Bowler for 3 opposite teams, a No. 2 altogether preference of a 1964 breeze started 124 games for a Eagles, Rams and Raiders and is famous as one of a good descent tackles of his era. Said Rams defensive finish Deacon Jones: “Bob Brown had a impersonal mentality. He’d kill a butterfly with an ax.” The five-time All-Pro was voted into a Hall of Fame by a Seniors Committee in 2004.
#90.) C Tom Mack
The second collect of a 1966 NFL draft, Mack put together 11 Pro Bowl seasons in Los Angeles in his 13-year career.
#91.) OT Orlando Pace
The No. 1 collect in 1997, a 6’7”, 325-pound Pace entered a joining with vast expectations—and somehow surpassed them all. He was named to 7 uninterrupted Pro Bowls and became a Hall of Famer in 2016.
#104.) DE Jack Youngblood
The Rams’ defensive captain was a heart of their D-line for 14 seasons. Youngblood played so good as a rookie, a group felt gentle trade Deacon Jones in 1972.
#118.) OT Jackie Slater
Slater binds a NFL record for many years spent with one team, personification a entirety of his 20-year career with a Rams. He was inducted into a Hall of Fame in 2001.
#122.) RB Eric Dickerson
Dickerson’s single-season rushing symbol of 2,105 yards, that he set in his second NFL season, still stands 33 years later.
#137.) Aeneas Williams
Williams’s wait for a Pro Football Hall of Fame finished in 2014, following back-to-back misses as a finalist. His enshrinement was usually a matter of time, given a three-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler prolonged excelled as one of a NFL’s best ball-hawking defensive backs. He finished his career with 55 interceptions and 12 defensive touchdowns (nine pick-sixes and 3 fail recoveries).
#158.) OT Ron Yary
Yary was drafted by a Vikings with a No. 1 collect in 1968, a initial descent lineman to be comparison initial overall. He spent 14 seasons anchoring a Vikings’ descent line during right tackle, earning 7 loyal Pro Bowl bids and, eventually, a bullion jacket. Yary helped a Vikings win a 1969 NFL championship and played in all 4 of a franchise’s Super Bowl appearances.
#177.) LB Kevin Greene
Greene played for 4 teams over a march of 15 NFL seasons and done a Pro Bowl with 3 of them—the Rams, Steelers and Panthers. His 160 career sacks are third-best given a stat became central in 1982. He was inducted into a Hall of Fame in 2016.
#192.) LB Maxie Baughan
A standout linebacker and core from Georgia Tech, Baughan grown into a long-lived Pro Bowl ’backer for a Eagles and Rams during a 1960s. He done 9 Pro Bowls over his initial 10 seasons. His best career highlight, perhaps, was assisting a Eagles win a NFL championship as a rookie in 1960.
#195.) DT Gene Lipscomb
Playing for a Rams, Colts and Steelers, “Big Daddy” was a multiple of speed and size—he stood during 6’ 6” and 284 pounds—who revolutionized a approach defensive linemen played in a ’50s and ’60s. After a violent childhood, he entered a Marines, and a Rams usually sealed him after Pete Rozelle, their PR director, saw him personification football with a Marines. Lipscomb done 3 Pro Bowls in his 10-year career, that was tragically cut brief when he died of a heroin overdose during age 31.
#212.) DE Andy Robustelli
In 1956, Robustelli was traded from a Rams to a Giants for a first-round pick, and New York immediately won a championship. The Giants were unchanging winners over Robustelli’s 9 seasons, as he teamed adult front with with Rosey Grier, Jim Katcavage and Dick Modzelewski for one of a biggest defensive lines of all time. At 6’ 1” and 230 pounds, Robustelli was a bit undersized, yet many perspective him as one of a initial good 4-3 pass rushers. He late with a record for forced fumbles (22) and was inducted into a Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
#226.) LB Les Richter
Richter amassed 193 points, many of them as a placekicker early in his career, yet he is best famous as a tough linebacker with a take-no-prisoners mindset. A Pro Bowler in 8 of his 9 seasons, all with a Rams, Richter was a member of Hall of Fame category of 2011.
#266.) P Johnny Hekker
Hekker has already warranted 3 All-Pro nods and 3 Pro Bowl selections in his 5 seasons. His career yards per punt (46.9) is now tied for third in NFL history.
#274.) K Jay Carney
Playing for 7 teams over a 22-year career, Carney amassed 2,062 points, fifth all-time. He warranted initiation into a Saints’ Hall of Fame and also binds a Chargers’ all-time scoring record. Carney never had a many absolute leg, yet his longevity as a actor attests to his consistency. He’s one of usually dual players, along with George Blanda, to play in 4 decades.
#283.) WR James Lofton
Lofton scored touchdowns in a ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and was a initial NFL actor to total 14,000 career receiving yards. Over his five-team, 16-year career, Lofton’s totals embody 764 catches and 75 touchdowns, as good as 5 seasons in that he averaged during slightest 20 yards per catch. The 2003 Hall of Famer was named to 8 Pro Bowls.
#293.) S Nolan Cromwell
He finished his 11-season career with a Rams with 37 interceptions, notching during slightest dual in any of his final 9 NFL campaigns.
#296.) P Sean Landeta
A two-time Super Bowl champion with a Giants, Landeta was also twice named to a NFL’s All-Decade initial or second team. In a career that began in a USFL and saw him join 5 NFL teams, Landeta became a initial punter in NFL story to normal some-more than 50 yards per punt in a diversion in 3 opposite decades. He ranks second in career punts (1,401) and in punts landed inside a 20 (381).
#299.) WR Isaac Bruce
A first member of “The Greatest Show on Turf” in St. Louis, Bruce led a NFL in receiving yards in 1996. Bruce ranks fourth all-time in career receiving yards, with 15,208, and 12th in touchdown receptions (91).
That is utterly a list of Rams, yet some important omissions are benefaction like Torry Holt, Elroy Crazy Legs Hirsch and Kurt Warner. With this many Rams being on a list, it’s good to remember a loyal story behind a horns, and how many good players represented them with honour and passion. Hopefully, with some-more time left by, there’ll be a few some-more destiny Rams to supplement to that list.