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Look Back at the Rams National Signing Days

Posted Feb 5, 2014

The first Wednesday in February marks National Signing Day for college football recruits. Take a look back at various scouting reports, rankings and videos of current Rams players from their recruiting days, per ESPN.com.


Sam Bradford, QB

Class of 2006 - Oklahoma

6-5 | 200 lbs | Grade: 79 | Position: 16

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Bradford is an intelligent passer with great field awareness. He is a proven winner and a leader. He is a tall, lanky player with excellent field vision ... He's still on the lean side and must bulk up, but that will come with maturity and a college weight program. Very good prospect. FULL REPORT

Zac Stacy, RB

Class of 2009 - Vanderbilt

5-9 | 175 lbs | Grade: 76 | Position: 98 | Regional: 391

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Stacy is a well-rounded, productive running back prospect whose stock would be much higher if he had just a bit more size and speed. Very well-built, compact and appears durable ... Could develop into a Mid-major featured-back. Good sleeper in this talented running back class. FULL REPORT

Tavon Austin, RB

Class of 2009 - West Virginia

5-9 | 156 lbs | Grade: 78 | Position: 41 | Regional: 75

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Austin is a smallish but dynamic prospect who has the skills to be a good change-of-pace or scatback runner at the next level. He lacks great size, but he runs harder and bigger than his measurables suggest ... His special teams ability adds to his upside. FULL REPORT

BONUS VIDEO! Watch Tavon's one-on-one interview with Rivals.com right here.

Stedman Bailey, WR

Class of 2009 - West Virginia

5-11 | 186 lbs | Grade: 78 | Position: 48 | Regional: 178

ESPN.com scouting snippet: This dude catches everything thrown his way. Bailey is one of those receivers that you really begin to like because he shows versatility as a route runner, he can play inside or outside, he has good quickness and run after catch skills and he is tough ... He works at getting open and he is extremely reliable. Very good prospect. FULL REPORT

Lance Kendricks, WR

Class of 2006 - Wisconsin

6-4 | 205 lbs | Grade: 81 | Position: 16 | Regional: 13

107th overall in ESPN.com's Top 150

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Not only does Kendricks have great size and overall strength, but he is one of the few big receivers in this class that possesses the speed to be a serious vertical threat on any given snap. He is big, strong and physical and you really like his ability to accelerate ... He is very strong and will run by and through defenders and he rarely goes down on first contact. FULL REPORT

Joe Barksdale, DT

Class of 2007 - LSU

6-6 | 325 lbs | Grade: 79 | Position: 14

130th overall in ESPN.com's Top 150

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Barksdale is a phenomenal looking prospect. He is well put together and is impressive on the hoof. He is the type of player you want to step off the bus first to intimidate the other team. Watching him play you see that this is a player where the key word is potential. They don't make a ton of players built like him ... He flashes the tools to be an excellent and productive presence in the trenches at the college level with some work and could move to OT in time. FULL REPORT

Robert Quinn, DE

Class of 2008 - North Carolina

6-4 | 245 lbs | Grade: 80 | Position: 11 | Regional: 95

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Quinn is a good-sized, versatile defensive end prospect. As a junior, he lined up opposite ultra-talented end prospect Carlos Dunlap but Quinn is talented enough to stand on his own ... With his size and ability, he can be a very solid and productive player at the college level. FULL REPORT

Michael Brockers, DE

Class of 2009 - LSU

6-6 | 260 lbs | Grade: 79 | Position: 24 | Regional: 40

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Brockers is a tall, lean and athletic defensive prospect. He has good size now, but he's long-limbed and still has plenty of room to pack on additional bulk. His greatest value may come as a rush end, at least initially ... He could provide early production as a pass rusher and has the upside to develop into a well-rounded college defender. FULL REPORT

Alec Ogletree, S

Class of 2010 - Georgia

6-3 | 214 lbs | Grade: 83 | Position: 4

29th overall in ESPN.com's Top 150

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Ogletree is an exceptional athlete who is an active football player both in the secondary and on special teams. He is extremely intimidating and is a towering figure with great height and overall size. Looks like an outside linebacker with safety speed ... He could very easily grow into an outside linebacker due his natural size and mental toughness. Ogletree should be a contributor at the next level early in his career. FULL REPORT

BONUS PHOTOS! View AJC.com's photo gallery from Alec's signing day right here.

Janoris Jenkins, CB

Class of 2008 - Florida

5-10 | 167 lbs | Grade: 83 | Position: 4 | Regional: 17

31st overall in ESPN.com's Top 150

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Jenkins is a cornerback playing somewhat out of position as a safety/nickel on the inside in this scheme. He does not have the physical stature to consistently play close to the box, but he is feisty and will fill versus run ... Jenkins is a bit of a late bloomer, and his best football is a couple years down the road. FULL REPORT

Trumaine Johnson, WR/S

Class of 2008 - Montana

6-2 | 170 lbs | Grade: 74 | Position: 130

ESPN.com scouting snippet: Johnson is a versatile athlete excelling in the run, pass and return game. He possesses a tall, rangy frame that should continue to physically develop and compliment his game. At receiver, he is very smooth and consistently comes up with the big grab ... We like his skill at safety as well; he can attack in the box or break up the deep pass. Good athlete and prospect that could gain more recruiting attention with a big senior season. FULL REPORT

Rodney McLeod, WR/CB

Class of 2008 - Virginia

5-10 | 180 lbs | Grade: 76 | Position: 100

ESPN.com scouting snippet: While McLeod may be getting recruited primarily as a wide receiver, he actually may be just as good a fit at cornerback. He isn't very big, but he is fast, quick and agile ... McLeod has the tools to develop on both sides of the ball and a knack for making plays. FULL REPORT

T.J. McDonald, S

Class of 2009 - USC

6-2 | 182 lbs | Grade: 81 | Position: 10

91st overall in ESPN.com's Top 150

ESPN.com scouting snippet: This McDonald will deliver the "smack attack". At 6'2" 185, he is a powerful strong safety. One of the most physical secondary players in the 2009 class. Loves to hit and play physical. Comes up on run support like a heat seeking missile ... McDonald should be an outstanding special teams player at the next level as well as a strong safety. This extremely physical football player is gifted with talent and has a motor to match. FULL REPORT

 

Note: ESPN.com's recruiting tool only dates back to 2006, therefore the likes of Chris Long, Jake Long, James Laurinaitis, etc. were not included. Just know they were very good prospects and turned out alright.

 

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