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Rams address clear need at defensive tackle

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Rams have addressed almost every need but receiver after selecting Clemson defensive tackle Dorell Scott in the fourth round (103rd overall).

A fourth-round defensive tackle generally has a chance to become part of the rotation in hopes of developing into something more. Scott appears to have the versatility to play inside or outside depending on the situation, based on what I've heard from scouts. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo was with the Giants in 2007 when they used a third-round choice for defensive tackle Jay Alford, who also showed versatility.

The Rams, with Billy Devaney serving his first full season as general manager, are hoping to reverse their horrible luck with defensive tackles in past drafts (Claude Wroten, Jimmy Kennedy, Damione Lewis). The chart shows every defensive tackle Devaney's teams have drafted since he broke into the NFL with San Diego in 1990.