Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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Jan 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (20) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

13. O.J. Atogwe, S, Round 3, Pick 66 Overall, 2005

Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the Rams were so bad while he played for them, but O.J. Atogwe doesn’t seem to get the credit he deserves for being perhaps the best free safety in franchise history. After seeing action as a role player in 2005, the third-rounder from Stanford earned a starting job in 2006 and would retain that position through the end of the 2010 season.

Though he was never a prolific tackler, Atogwe was always a playmaker, collecting at least two interceptions in each of his seasons as a starter, including a career-high eight in 2007. He finished his Rams career with 22 interceptions, the most for any Rams player that was ever drafted in St. Louis. He also ended his 88-game Rams career with 391 total tackles, 42 passes defended, 16 forced fumbles, and five sacks.

Atogwe joined the Washington Redskins in 2011, but quickly burned out and was out of football by the beginning of the 2012 season. He’ll be remembered long-term, though, as likely the best third-round pick in St. Louis Rams history.

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