Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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12. Brian Young, DT, Round 5, Pick 139 Overall, 2000

Brian Young may not be a household name to many St. Louis Rams fans, but during the relatively short time that he wore blue and gold, he was one of the most productive defensive tackles in the team’s history. Behind D’Marco Farr and Aaron Donald, who have both put up double-digit sack seasons from the interior, Young has the next-most sacks in a single season for a Rams defensive tackle with 6.5 in 2001. The 6-foot-2, 298-pounder from UTEP.

Young didn’t sustain his pass-rushing production as much in subsequent seasons, recording two sacks each in the 2002 and 2003 seasons. He did have a very solid season in ’03, though, collecting 35 tackles with an impressive four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Young departed St. Louis after 2003 and went on to play five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, where he collected 12 sacks and 187 tackles over 64 games. As far as players who actually provided substantial value to the Rams, it’s hard to think of a better late-round pick that the organization has made than its selection of Young in 2000.

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