Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, a fourth-round NFL draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 1949, wound up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
So did defensive end Deacon Jones, a 14th-round pick in 1961, and linebacker Kevin Greene, a fifth-round pick in 1985.
They are among lower-round picks by the Rams who achieved the sport's highest honor.
After using the No. 1 pick in the draft to select a quarterback Thursday night, the Rams will be looking for potential contributors in the later rounds — not necessarily Hall of Famers or future stars.
Trading up for the top pick put the Rams in the spotlight and in position to draft...