NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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May 1, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams first round draft pick Todd Gurley poses for a photo after a press conference at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent Pickups:

  • DT Nick Fairley
  • DE/OLB Akeem Ayers


  • Rams re-sign TE Lance Kendricks
  • Rams re-sign WR Kenny Britt

Free Agency Period Trade

  • Trade QB Sam Bradford, 2015 5th-round pick, 2016 3rd/4th-round pick to Eagles for QB Nick Foles, 2015 4th-round pick, 2016 2nd-round pick.
  • Trade 2016 7th-round pick to Texans for QB Case Keenum.


  • G Mike Person
  • DT Kendall Langford
  • QB Shaun Hill

Draft Picks:

  • RB Todd Gurley
  • OT Rob Havenstien
  • OT Jamon Brown
  • QB Sean Mannion
  • OT Andrew Donnal
  • WR Bud Sasser
  • OG Cody Wichmann
  • ILB Bryce Hager
  • DE Martin Ifedi

State of the Franchise: Ascending

Teamming DT Nick Fairley up with Chris Long, Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald gives the St. Louis Rams a shut-down defense. Nothing goes better with a good defense than a good running game, which they addressed in the first three rounds. And nothing goes better with a running game than a quarterback that can go deep.

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