"I clicked over from my agent and he said, ‘Hey, this is Coach Linehan from the St. Louis Rams’ and I couldn’t help but smile. David Vobrora said. ‘Listen, you’re going to be our guy and you’re going to have a great opportunity. All this Mr. Irrelevant stuff, don’t pay much attention to that. You have this opportunity for you to come in. I think you’re going to help us. You come from a history of where I’ve been and I think we are going to mesh well."
That was how Idaho linebacker David Vobora recalled his conversation with Rams’ head coach Scott Linehan. Vobora played every linebacker position with Idaho but feels most comfortable as the strong outside linebacker.
Vobora was the last pick of the NFL draft. Vobora was a very productive linebacker during his four-year career with the Idaho Vandals, the collegiate home of Rams coach Scott Linehan. Vobora led his team in tackles in both of his last two seasons, finishing his college career with 341 stops, 209 solo. His 148 tackles as a senior ranked third in the NCAA.
The two-time team captain spent most of his career at weak side linebacker, but also started four games in the middle. For the Rams, he will start out as a strong side linebacker, but will possibly play some middle linebacker as well.