Rams select Kentucky linebacker Josh Forrest in sixth round with 190th pick in NFL draft

Linebacker Josh Forrest catches a pass during Kentucky's pro day last month.
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The Rams selected Kentucky linebacker Josh Forrest in the sixth round with the 190th selection in the NFL draft.

“Goosebumps,” Forrest said during a conference call with reporters. “Everybody in the house had goosebumps.”

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Forrest, 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, was the first defensive player selected by the Rams after four offensive players were picked: quarterback Jared Goff, receiver Pharoh Cooper and tight ends Tyler Higbee and Temmarick Hemingway.


Forrest began his college career as a receiver before switching to linebacker.

He had 93 tackles last season, including 3 1/2 sacks.

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