Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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Nov 8, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Rams 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

18. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Round 3, Pick 65 Overall, 2012

Johnson was a relative mystery when the Rams selected him in 2012, as he was an athletically-skilled but largely unproven FCS player out of Montana who was seen by some as a safety in the NFL. Johnson has proven over the past four seasons, however, that he’s clearly a competent NFL cornerback, and he’s well on his way to being the best cornerback that the St. Louis Rams have ever drafted.

“Tru” has really broken out during 2015, providing superior coverage on a week-to-week basis, especially when he shut down Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson during Week 14. Johnson, who uses his 6-foot-1, 205-pound frame fully to his advantage in coverage, has also established himself as a playmaker as of late, even to the point where he’s surpassed his fellow 2012 draftee, Janoris Jenkins.

Johnson has 14 interceptions over 53 games with the Rams, including six through 12 games in 2015, a total that’s good for fourth-best in the NFL. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but if he re-signs, Johnson has a chance to establish himself as one of the best post-first round picks in St. Louis Rams history.

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