Top 30 Draft Selections in St. Louis Rams History

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24. Tommy Polley, LB, Round 2, Pick 42 Overall, 2001

Tommy Polley quickly stepped into a starting role for the St. Louis Rams after being drafted in 2001, and he was immediately productive, accumulating 86 tackles over 16 games (11 starts) for the NFC Champion Rams in ’01. He continued to make quality contributions as a tackler throughout the next three seasons. He reached a new level of productivity in 2003, as he intercepted four passes—the only four interceptions of his career—while also defending a career-high 12 passes. Polley accumulated a respectable 68 tackles that season through 14 starts.

Through 57 career games and 49 starts with the Rams, Polley had 290 total tackles, four interceptions, 23 passes defended, and two sacks. After signing with the Baltimore Ravens in 2005 and having a career year, Polley was forced to retire following a shoulder injury in 2006.

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