Commentary

No. 12: Rams' best draft class

Balance of offense and defense pushes Rams into top 10

Originally Published: March 29, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.

The 1971 Rams try to defeat the 1991 Falcons -- Vote now!

RAMS' BEST CLASS: 1971

For a short explanation of the ranking system, click here, or, for a more detailed rundown of how the system was developed, click here.

The Rams have been a top-10 drafting franchise according to ESPN Stats and Information's ranking system. They've taken a balance of good offensive and defensive players, most in the 1970s and 1990s.