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2010 NFL Draft: The St. Louis Rams' Early Late-Round Returns

Turf Show Times ran a nice, thorough look at the St. Louis Rams' 2010 NFL Draft yesterday, with the conclusion that the only reason to give them a subpar score for last year's draft work is to over-weight their late round struggles. I tend to agree—it's hard to imagine a draft that netted the Rams Sam Bradford and his most skilled offensive lineman as anything but a success, one year out. 

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The Rams' successes are early and obvious—Bradford and Rodger Saffold were major pieces on a team that nearly made the playoffs a year after earning the number-one pick—and their failures are mostly still slow-blooming. Mardy Gilyard was invisible in the easiest year for a rookie to get significant wide receiver playing time in recent memory; Michael Hoomanawanui was excellent but struggled with injuries all year; and Fendi Onobun was a project who also couldn't stay healthy. 

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The successes were immediate; the failures might still be successes; that sounds like a solid draft to me, to be honest. 

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