With the 160th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The St. Louis Rams have selected Foster Brooks WR out of North Carolina. At 6’1′ and 210 pounds is a large receiver the Rams could use. Foster Brooks is the 24th ranked WR on Draftcountdown.coms player rankings. This seems like another reach on Day 2 by the Rams. Foster Brooks was the 3rd best receiver on North Carolina. Foster has size and athletic ability but looks like a bit of a project to me at this point. At 2-14 the Rams really do not have time to take on projects. They know more than I, so let’s hope Foster is the real deal. The Rams now only have two picks remaining and we still have not selected a legitimate backup for Steven Jackson. Rashad Jennings is still available. I am still waiting… Duke Robinson also would have provided the Rams with a Guard of the future.
Very smooth and an outstanding natural athlete…Great size and bulk with long arms…Terrific timed speed…Explosive with a burst…Good hands and ball skills…Elusive and runs well after the catch…Will stop on a dime and change directions…Could also contribute on special teams…Hard worker…Humble and a team player…Has a ton of upside.
From The Sporting News:
Scouts like his quickness, athleticism, explosiveness, hands and running ability after the catch. After being regarded as a fifth- or sixth-round prospect at the end of the season, he has moved up to a potential third- or fourth-rounder on the draft boards of some teams.
He averaged 32 catches for 412 yards and two touchdowns over his career (30-334-2 in 2008), occasionally making a big play but never becoming “the guy.” His triangle numbers intrigue scouts, who acknowledge his unique athleticism. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 9 5/8 inches at the combine.