Rams selected LSU DT Michael Brockers with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Much like last year's first-rounder, Robert Quinn, Brockers is a developmental player with great size (6'5" and 322 pounds), long arms, and powerful athleticism. While he should offer solid run defense regardless, his ceiling will hinge heavily on the Rams' ability to coach him up. As a pass rusher, Brockers lacks a second gear, often plays too high, and fails to create separation.