Weber State's McKay Murphy signs as free agent with Los Angeles Rams

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams made one pick through the first two days of the National Football League draft. He also lost his job as the punt returner and was utilized primarily as a decoy.

Micah Kiser spent four years making plays for the Virginia defense.

Kiser not only won the Campbell Trophy, known as the "academic Heisman", but as an inside linebacker at Virginia, he led the ACC in tackles for three consecutive seasons.

His 6-foot-4, 258 pound frame makes him a nice fit on the edge and if he remains healthy, Young should provide some needed depth to the Rams' linebacker core. But they made six trades during the draft, including five Saturday, and emerged with 11 players.

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Okoronkwo capitalized on strong junior and senior seasons at Oklahoma, finishing a year ago with eight sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss as a 3-4 pass-rushing linebacker. Earlier this year took Kiser took part in the NFL Combine and was invited to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.

They are the first two local players taken in the same year since 2001, when the Cleveland Browns selected running back William Green (Holy Spirit) in the first round and the Dallas Cowboys took cornerback Pete Hunter (Atlantic City) in the fifth. "I feel like I've done a lot at the college level and only going to get better". "I'm all about the team and I'm just a football player".

With the Rams, Demby could block for star running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff.

One St. Louisan drafted • Yale linebacker Foye Oluokon was the only St. Louis-area player selected. Howard can provide added depth at inside linebacker.