Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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14. Az-Zahir Hakim, WR/PR, Round 4, Pick 96 Overall, 1998

Hakim was never a starting receiver for the Rams, but he still found a way to make a tremendous impact during his four seasons in blue and gold. Hakim most frequently affected the game as a punt returner, as he returned 112 punts for an average of 11.2 yards per return and two touchdowns from 1999-2001.

With that said, he was also quite productive as a wide receiver, particularly during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. In ’99, Hakim had 36 catches, primarily as a slot receiver, for 677 yards and eight touchdowns. He once again made an impact on the passing game in 2000, catching a career-high 53 passes for a career-high 734 yards and four touchdowns. Hakim wasn’t quite as prolific as Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, or even Marshall Faulk as a weapon in the Rams’ passing attack, but he was a highly desirable target nonetheless.

Hakim departed for the Detroit Lions after 2001 and would go on to play five more NFL seasons. Though he started just nine games for the Rams, the fact that he contributed so heavily to a both Super Bowl winner and a Super Bowl runner-up make him the best fourth-round pick in team history.

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