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Week 17: Rams rookie review

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A look at playing time and performance of each of the St. Louis Rams' drafted rookies and a quick glimpse at the undrafted rookie class in Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

WR Tavon Austin, first round, No. 8 overall: Austin tested his injured ankle before the game but simply wasn't healthy enough to be put back in the lineup. He was inactive for the third consecutive game.

LB Alec Ogletree, first round, No. 30 overall: Ogletree finished a strong rookie campaign with a bit of a rough go on his 65 defensive plays and five special teams opportunities.

Although he managed to post eight tackles, one for loss and a pass defended, Ogletree was also on the wrong end of some penalty calls. It was hard to decipher if the calls on Ogletree were actually supposed to be on him given the overall ineptitude of the officiating crew in identifying players committing infractions but either way, Ogletree was often in the middle of a pile of flags.

S T.J. McDonald, third round, No. 71 overall: McDonald played 65 defensive snaps and nine more on special teams in what was a quiet day for him all the way around. He mustered four tackles, one for loss but was otherwise hard to find in this one.

WR Stedman Bailey, third round, No. 92 overall: Bailey got 38 snaps on offense, second most among receivers to go with his eight special teams appearances. He was targeted five times in the passing game and came down with four catches for 33 yards.

OL Barrett Jones, fourth round, No. 113 overall: Jones played a lone snap on special teams -- blocking on a field goal for kicker Greg Zuerlein -- as he again served as the backup to center Tim Barnes.

CB Brandon McGee, fifth round, No. 149 overall: With Trumaine Johnson out for a bit with some sort of issue, McGee stepped in and played 14 snaps on defense in addition to his usual large special teams workload, as he took 21 plays there.

The Seahawks wasted no time targeting McGee when he was in, throwing his way on multiple occasions. He finished with four tackles because of it.

RB Zac Stacy, fifth round, No. 160 overall: Stacy has his least productive game as a starter with running lanes nearly impossible to find on any of his 52 snaps. He carried 15 times for 15 yards and had four catches for 23 yards as he fell 27 yards short of reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the season.

Undrafted rookie roundup: Running back Benny Cunningham played one snap on offense and seven more on special teams and had a catch for 2 yards. … Linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Daren Bates played their usual 21 snaps on special teams. Armstrong had a tackle but was also guilty of more penalties, an issue that had been cast aside recently but one that has remained in the background all season for him. … Safety Cody Davis also had 22 special teams plays.