Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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Oct 28,2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; St. Louis Rams former receiver Torry Holt signs autographs before the 2012 NFL International Series game against the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

2. Torry Holt, WR, Round 1, Pick 6 Overall, 1999

He tends to get lost in the discussion at times due to the fact that he played in the same era as guys like Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens, but Torry Holt is one of the most productive NFL wide receivers of all time, and he did nearly all his damage to opposing defenses as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

Holt, the Rams’ first-rounder in the spring proceeding their Super Bowl win in 1999, would immediately get down to business as a rookie, serving as second fiddle to Isaac Bruce, but still finishing with 52 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns. He scored a nine-yard touchdown that gave the Rams a 16-0 lead in the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXIV, a game that they’d go on to win 23-16.

Holt would break out in full force in 2000, leading the NFL with 1,635 receiving yards. From 2000 to 2007, Holt had eight straight seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, including a 2003 season during which he led the NFL in both receptions (117) and receiving yards (1,696).

Holt would finish his 10-season Rams career with 920 catches for 13,382 yards and 74 touchdowns. Factoring in his final season, which he played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Holt holds NFL records for receptions in a single decade (868 from 2000 to 2009) and receiving yards in a single decade (12,594 during the same period). He’d go on to make seven Pro Bowls through the course of his career, and he’s on the list of semifinalists under consideration for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this coming February.

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