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Rams may have gotten a steal in George Selvie

In 2007, South Florida defensive end George Selvie terrorized quarterbacks in the Big East, finishing his sophomore season with 14.5 sacks.  Thereafter, teams began to double-team and triple-team him.  So his production naturally dropped.

In 2009, newcomer Jason Pierre-Paul benefited from all the attention paid to Selvie, and Pierre-Paul parlayed one season into a top-15 pick based on potential more than production.

Meanwhile, Selvie slid all the way to round seven and St. Louis.  In his first conference call as a member of the Rams, he suggested that injury issues affected him last season, too.

“People say you might have [gone] higher,” Selvie said.  “Well, woulda coulda shoulda, it doesn’t matter now.  I’m in this position, I’m a St. Louis Ram, and I’m happy where I’m at.”

The Rams could end up being happy, too.

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14 Responses to “Rams may have gotten a steal in George Selvie”
  1. JJCheesehead says: Apr 24, 2010 6:04 PM

    didnt really realize this. very plausible. i like what the Rams have done. they still have some cleaning of house to do though.

  2. Fonetik says: Apr 24, 2010 6:11 PM

    “I’m a St. Louis Ram, and I’m happy where I’m at.”
    Hahaha liar

  3. LighTsouT says: Apr 24, 2010 6:19 PM

    I hope so..

  4. Slow Joe says: Apr 24, 2010 6:30 PM

    I love Selvie. But I think he got drafted by the wrong team. I really see him as a 3-4 rush linebacker. He’s too light to hold up as a 4-3 DE. He’s not even 260 lbs! But he’s a great pass rusher.

  5. Howie Handles says: Apr 24, 2010 6:33 PM

    Agree. I was hoping the Bears would have grabbed Selvie. 7th round low risk, high reward.

  6. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Apr 24, 2010 6:47 PM

    “…and I’m happy where I’m at.”
    Except for the ca$h he lost out on if he were drafted in the 3rd or 4th round. Money make the world go ’round.

  7. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    Great Pick!!! I can’t believe he fell to the 7th round. I go to USF and after his sophomore season they graded him as a top 10 pick. His injuries were well documented so I couldn’t believe he fell that far.

  8. Hillbilly Jim says: Apr 24, 2010 6:55 PM

    This is a very good pick for the Rams, Selvie has huge upside.

  9. Moe says: Apr 24, 2010 7:06 PM

    IS GOING TO BE THE STEAL OF THIS YEARS DRAFT!

  10. Jack Acid says: Apr 24, 2010 7:13 PM

    Yeah, but guys slide like that for a reason. The question is, why did he?

  11. mzezulak says: Apr 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    Future star

  12. Maddog says: Apr 24, 2010 7:32 PM

    As a WVU fan, I can tell the Ram fans, this guy can definitely play. And tell my fellow WVU fans, thank God he is gone.

  13. Tre-nitty says: Apr 24, 2010 7:35 PM

    Damn right baby!!! He was a beast and has been double teamed the last 2 years. Spags is putting his dline together nicely.

  14. roosterwes says: Apr 24, 2010 7:54 PM

    HE JUST WASN’T ABLE TO GET TO THEM AS FAST AS JPP. Trust me.

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