Biggest draft steals in Rams history

Los Angeles Rams, Jack Youngblood, Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Gregory Wojcik
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4: DE Jack Youngblood

Drafted: 1st Round, 20th overall in 1971

It may be difficult for younger Rams fans to accept the fact that Aaron Donald has only come in as the third-overall QB sacks leader for the LA Rams, but this is a team whose history is bursting with elite defensive linemen. One example is 6-foot-4 247-pound defensive end Jack Youngblood, who was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft out of Florida.

Youngblood played an incredible 14 seasons for the Rams, and did so at a time when the rules were far more lax in terms of legal blocks and actions at the line of scrimmage. Despite the raw brutality in the line of scrimmage, Youngblood recorded 151.5 quarterback sacks, good enough for second place in the Rams All-Time Career Sack leaders.

Youngblood also led his team a phenomenal eight consecutive seasons to the NFL Playoffs.

3: WR Isaac Bruce

Drafted: 2nd Round, 33rd overall in 1994

The LA Rams selected 6-foot-0 188-pound WR Isaac Bruce with the 33rd overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, and then relocated to Saint Louis, Missouri the following year. In 1999, the team drafted WR Torry Holt, and the rest is history.

Bruce was a racehorse receiver at a time when NFL teams were still trying to grasp optimal sizes and gameplans for the position. Fortunately, Bruce was blessed with WR Coach Mike Martz, and put together his best two-season era of his career in 1995 and 1996. The Rams brought Martz back as Offensive Coordinator in 1999, and Bruce's production skyrocketed once more. Bruce would continue to play for the Rams for an incredible 14 NFL seasons.

He currently is the Rams All-Time Career Receiving Records holder with 942 receptions, 14,109 receiving yards, and 84 receiving touchdowns.