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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rams sign first round pick Brockers to four year contract

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The St. Louis Rams have signed first round draft pick Michael Brockers to a four year contract worth $9.52 million.  The defensive tackle out of LSU figures to play a prominent role in new head coach Jeff Fisher's defense this season. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Rams and new head coach Jeff Fisher have quite a project on their hands.  The Rams have been absolutely atrocious over the past season and must improve quickly in order to return to respectability.

An important part of the turn-around process will be the development of young players and it looks like the Rams are doing their best to get their newly drafted young players ready for training camp as soon as possible.

According to a NFL.com report, the St. Louis Rams have signed first round pick Michael Brockers to a four year contract worth $9.52 million, including a $5.36 million signing bonus.

Brockers was the first draft pick taken by the Fisher regime in St. Louis and is viewed as a key cog in improving a run defense that ranked second to last in the NFL against the run.

Brockers, who was taken fourteenth overall, is listed at six foot, six inches tall and 322 pounds.  Brockers figures to play regularly on running downs and the Rams hope that he can develop into a better pass rusher over time.

Signing a contract and making sure he is in camp on time can only help the cause as Brockers is the fourteenth first round draft pick to sign a contract already this off-season.

The defensive tackle recorded 79 tackles and two sacks while playing in the middle of the stout LSU defense.

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