If anyone was nervous that the Rams hadn’t signed some of their top picks from the 2012 NFL Draft yet, you can now rest easy. The team agreed to a deal with first-round pick DT Michael Brockers on Thursday. Brockers put his name on the dotted line, and that means that only 3 of the team’s 10 picks are without a deal at this point.
I know Rams Nation isn’t overly excited by Brockers as a whole, but I really like him and I think he’s going to be a great fit with this defense. He is a massive human being, and he still has some development awaiting him at this level even after being named to the All SEC team last year in college at LSU. He might not be the flashy guy everyone was looking for, but I think we are going to look back on this pick as an outstanding move in a few years.
The Rams were so excited about getting Brockers under contract that they tweeted a picture of the big man signing his deal. You can see the announcement on the team’s Twitter feed, or you can follow this link to the picture itself. For those wondering, that is a Dallas Cowboys lanyard hanging out of his pocket. That’s not a great start to his Rams career, but if that’s the biggest concern we have about this kid, I think he’s going to be just fine.
This signing leaves Brian Quick, Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson as the only picks who remained unsigned by the Rams. I expect all three of these to be done soon, so stay tuned.