On the heels of the 2008 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with 12 rookie free agents, the team announced today. The players are:
Yvenson Bernard–RB Oregon State
Vernon Bryant–DT Hampton
Matt Caddell–WR Alabama
Vincent Hall–LB Virginia Tech
Rodney Hardeway–DE Louisiana-Lafayette
Joshua Hyman–WR Virginia Tech
Doug Jones–TE Cincinnati .
Marc Magro–SLB West Virginia .
Brandon McAnderson–FB Kansas
Justin McKinney–CB Kansas State
Stephen Sene–OT Liberty
Joshua Thompson–NT Auburn
Bernard totaled 3,862 career rushing yards, second in school history. His 38 rushing touchdowns rank third on Oregon State’s all-time record list, while his 242 points scored rank fourth in school history. He also owns three of OSU’s top 10 single-season rushing performances.
Bryant started nine games in 2007, collecting a career-high 47 tackles (11 solo) while adding 3.0 sacks.
Caddell finished second on the team in receptions (40) and receiving yards (475) in 2007, adding two touchdowns.
Hall recorded 404 tackles at Virginia Tech while becoming only the ninth player in school history to lead the team in tackles twice in a career.
Hardeway led the Sun Belt Conference with 7.0 sacks in 2007.
Hyman finished fourth on the team in 2007 with 26 receptions for 343 yards and one touchdown.
Jones played tight end and fullback over the last four seasons for Cincinnati. Jones finished his career at Cincinnati with 50 catches for 452 yards with four touchdowns.
Magro started all 13 games for the Mountaineers in 2007, totaling 83 tackles and tying for the team-lead with 8.0 sacks.
McAnderson rushed for 1,125 yards with 16 touchdowns last season for the Jayhawks.
McKinney finished his career at Kansas State with 157 tackles and six interceptions. He also returned 20 kickoffs for 444 yards (22.2-yard average) with one touchdown. In 2007, McKinney led the Wildcats with 74 tackles.
Sene started for three seasons at left tackle for Liberty, earning Big South All-Conference honors in the last two seasons. Sene began his career at the University of South Carolina before transferring.
Thompson played in 49 games, starting 26 consecutive games to end his career. While at Auburn, Thompson recorded 138 tackles, and one sack. Last season, he led the Tigers with 67 tackles.