Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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2o. Ryan Tucker, OT, Round 4, Pick 112 Overall, 1997

Ryan Tucker came to the Rams as a questionable character, having been involved in a bar fight during his final year at TCU. He was able to keep himself in line during his time in St. Louis, though, and after three years as a backup (including one on the Rams’ 1999 Super Bowl Championship team), Tucker ascended to a starting role as the Rams’ right tackle in 2000, following the departure of Fred Miller following the ’99 season.

Tucker was one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL during his first season as a starter, earning an approximate value rating of 14 from Pro Football Reference while helping Marshall Faulk to a then-NFL record 26 total touchdowns. He followed up that performance with another strong season in 2001, earning an AV of 9, and though he missed the postseason with a groin injury, he was a very impactful performer overall.

Tucker signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2002 and went on to play seven more NFL seasons. He officially announced his retirement following the 2009 season.

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