Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was picked by the St. Louis Rams and becomes Pitt’s first NFL Draft pick since 2011 when the Kansas City Chiefs used a first round pick on former Panther wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin.
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Donald may be little known to Rams fans, but consider this from February’s NFL Combine. Donald was officially timed at 4.68 in the 40-yard dash, a great time for a 285-pound lineman when you consider that South Carolina’s Jadaveon Clowney ran a 4.53 and he’s 20 pounds lighter than Donald. The Rams newest draft pick also had 35 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press. That effort raised his stock for the draft and Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took notice.