Rating the St. Louis Rams’ 2014 Draft Picks at Midseason

8 of 8

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. Aaron Donald

Donald has been the Rams’ most consistent defensive lineman, and he’s a possible candidate for the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. He didn’t get much of a chance to prove himself over the first few weeks, but especially since he’s become a starter in Week 5, Donald has been on top of his game every week. He leads the Rams with eight tackles for loss for 18 yards, and he’s also registered three sacks and 21 total tackles on the season. With a full second half as a starter, expect the undersized but powerful rookie (who is already ranked as the fourth-best defensive tackle in the league by PFF) to continue emerging as one of the better players at his position in the NFL.