With the 215th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Fresno State Bulldogs guard Cody Wichmann. Wichmann is 6'6" and 315 pounds, though he was unlisted among the top prospects at his position, according to Mocking The Draft.
Wichmann was a steady presence on a Fresno State offense that was in transition throughout the 2014 season, opening holes for a running game that finished just outside the FBS's top 50 in yards per carry. He was also an integral part of the wildly successful offensive attack in 2013, as the line allowed just 11 sacks that year.
Scouts have praised his natural strength and his ability to work within limited space, but there have also been concerns, such as those raised by NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, that Wichmann may not be terribly athletic, and may be left wanting a degree of agility.
After shocking many with their first-round selection of Georgia's Todd Gurley, the Rams have worked diligently to get blockers in front of their newly energized running game. Wichmann is the fourth offensive lineman taken by St. Louis this weekend, following Wisconsin's Rob Havenstein, Louisville's Jamon Brown and Iowa's Andrew Donnal. While Rodger Saffold is likely secure in his spot at left guard, it isn't out of the question that Wichmann competes with Garrett Reynolds and others for the starting job at right guard. At a minimum, he should provide quality depth for a line that really needs it.