Shortly after commissioner Roger Goodell took the stage in Radio City Music Hall, the St. Louis Rams got aggressive by trading up to the No. 8 spot to select West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.
Their moves didn’t end there, as general manager Les Snead executed a second trade on Thursday night. He descended down the draft order and gift-wrapped Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree to Jeff Fisher at pick No. 30.
Day 2 brought no trades; the Rams had no second-round picks and selected USC safety T.J. McDonald (No. 71) and West Virginia wideout Stedman Bailey (No. 92) in the third round.
On Day 3, St. Louis retained its original fourth- and fifth-round selections. Snead spent them on Alabama do-it-all offensive lineman Barrett Jones (No. 113) and Miami cornerback Brandon McGee (No. 149).
He then packaged his remaining pair of sixth-rounders to jump back into the fifth and draft Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy at No. 160 overall. After that, the Rams bowed out early with no remaining picks.
What follows is live analysis for the picks as they happened.
Jamal Collier is the St. Louis Rams draft correspondent for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @StatManJ.