Gilyard Drafted By Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams addressed perhaps their

greatest pre-draft need on the third day of the draft, taking

Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard with the first pick of the

fourth round.

Gilyard had 87 catches for 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns last

year and helped the Bearcats win consecutive Big East titles his

final two seasons. The Rams have an undistinguished cast of pass

catchers led by Donnie Avery.

The Rams have gone for offense with three of their top four

picks, including quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall

selection and Indiana offensive tackle Rodger Saffold in the

second. They took South Florida cornerback Jerome Murphy in the


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