The St. Louis Rams have had their fair share of franchise-crippling draft selections. In fact, from the 2003 NFL draft to the 2009 NFL draft, Chris Long and James Laurinaitis are the only players remaining from those seven draft classes.
Teams cannot survive with such a high roster turnover rate. The team has retained a much higher percent of its draft picks from the last five draft classes, and it's no coincidence that the Rams have improved as a result.
Indeed, the Rams have drafted a number of busts in recent years. And given the cruel, unforgiving nature of the player-fan relationship in the NFL, there's no doubt that these players have been verbally slammed for their lack of production.
Sometimes, I wonder what has happened to these players since their heart-breaking departures from the league. Are they surviving? What's going on in their lives?
Surprisingly, there's no need to feel pity for these former NFL players. These guys have mostly landed on their feet...Mostly.
This article will cover a number of infamous St. Louis draft busts from the last two decades and provide information on where they're at today.