It was even worse if you'd actually been drafted by the Rams. No other Ram besides Jackson has made a Pro Bowl since his selection in 2004 NFL Draft.
That's 69 players, over eight drafts, plus the countless free agents that have come and went at Rams Park.
For the better part of the last decade, the Rams and the Pro Bowl have mixed as well as oil and water.
To the outsider, the idea of setting Pro Bowl odds on a current Ram would seem to be rather futile, as if one were lining up the horse behind the cart.
But on closer look, such a task allows us an opportunity for two pre-training-camp checkpoints: (1) How does the Rams' roster seem to be shaping up, both on offense and defense? (2) How do the Rams' top players compare to other elite NFL players at their respective positions?
Admittedly, the Pro Bowl is a long shot for many on the Rams' roster, but I believe there are several players who have realistic chances at joining Steven Jackson in Hawaii come January 2013.
To get to the Pro Bowl, the formula is relatively simple: (1) know the history; (2) know your competition; and most importantly (3) have the stats.
Here's a position-by-position breakdown of the Rams' roster and the odds each player has of making the Pro Bowl.