Rams take offensive tackle in 2nd round

BY foxsports • April 23, 2010

The St. Louis Rams opened the second day of the NFL draft by taking Indiana offensive tackle Rodger Saffold.

The Rams took quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 pick on Thursday, and moved to protect that investment by taking Saffold with the 33rd overall selection Friday night.

The 6-4, 312-pound Saffold started 41 games in his college career and was a second-team All-Big Ten pick as a senior.

During his tenure in the lineup, the Hoosiers had 29 100-yard games.

The Rams hung onto the pick despite widespread rumors they would be willing to trade down. They've been dissatisfied with incumbent left tackle Alex Barron.