There is a short video up on StLouisRams.com of an interview with GM Billy Devaney, and he discusses each of the team’s picks in the 2011 Draft. He had some nice things to say about each player, obviously, and he talks about the potential roles of each player moving forward. Head over to the site and give it a look. Here are some of the highlights of the interview.
-Robert Quinn – Devaney said the team didn’t expect Quinn to be available at 14, and they are excited to get one of the premier pass-rushers in the class with the pick, especially since he fits the scheme.
-Lance Kendricks – He says Kendricks is more of a hybrid player than strictly tight end and that he will line up in multiple positions for the offense throughout the year.
-Austin Pettis – Like his size and hands and thinks Pettis can play right away and be effective, especially in the red zone.
-Greg Salas – Was the highest player on the team’s board at the pick, and they like his explosiveness with the ball.
-Jermale Hines – He is a big, physical safety who will bring toughness and can be a core special teams player.
-Mikail Baker – Love his speed and his return ability, and also like what he brings as a corner.
-Jabara Williams – Like his potential on special teams, like his athleticism and size at the position.
-Jonathan Nelson – More of a coverage safety who plays the ball very well.
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