"From last season alone, I should have been a high (draft pick), first three rounds, you know. SEC defensive player of the year, unanimous All-American. I should have gone in the top three rounds easily," he said.
"It is what it is. I'm happy to be a St. Louis Ram. Everything else," he added a moment later, "is history."
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