The Rams traded tight end Brandon Manumaleuna to the Chargers in return for San Diego’s slot in the fourth round, which they used to select Indiana University defensive end Vicory Adeyanju. At Indiana Adeyanju was a second-team All-Big 10 selection with 47 tackles (12 for losses) and 6.5 sacks.
Manumaleuna’s ticket out of town seemed punched when St. Louis went with two tight ends, Joel Klopfenstein (Colorado) and Dominique Byrd (USC) in the third round on Saturday.
With their fifth-round selection, the Rams took Virginia quarterback, Marques Hagans. Hagans threw for 2,492 yards and 14 touchdowns, but the Rams want to convert him to wide receiver.
The Rams used the first of three seventh-round picks to select Northwestern University linebacker Tim McGarigle, who had 75 tackles for the Wildcats. He was a second-team All-Big 10 selection. McGarigle had three career games with 20 or more tackles and was one of ten finalists for the Butkus Award.
With their final two picks, the Rams selected two offensive linemen: Tony Palmer of Missouri and Mark Setterstrom of Minnesota. Both played guard in college.