The Rams made Kiser the Virginia player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft when they chose him with the 147th overall selection. He also lost his job as the punt returner and was utilized primarily as a decoy.
Virginia senior linebacker Micah Kiser (Baltimore, Md.) was selected by the Los Angeles Rams during Saturday's fifth round of the National Football Draft. Kiser also was the victor of the 2017 Campbell Award, given to the nation's top overall player on the field and in the classroom.
That role figures to go to Cory Littleton, who played well last season in a backup role, but the Rams will need some depth, so Kiser, listed at 6-2, 240 pounds, should fit in nicely.
"They see me as an edge guy who can do linebacker things", Okoronkwo said.
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He had 9.5 sacks at SMU last season and finished his collegiate career with 20.5 and 226 tackles.
After taking ME offensive lineman Jamil Demby, the Rams concluded the draft with four more players for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
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"I'm pumped. This is a blessing", Kiser said in a conference call with reporters.
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"I would say everything has been a surprise because I didn't want to expect anything".
Oklahoma has had four players selected in each of the previous two drafts. Canady was taken in 2016 by the Ravens in the sixth round. Snead said it was a coincidence after six of their eight draft picks in 2017 played in Senior Bowl, but added that the talent level at the event was especially beneficial for a smaller-school player like Demby.
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