Offensive lineman Rodger Saffold was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. Saffold was the first pick of Day 2 and the 33rd selection overall.
He is the second Hoosier ever selected by St. Louis. Defensive end Victor Adeyanju (fourth round, 2006) was the other. Saffold is the first Indiana offensive lineman selected in the NFL draft since Isaac Sowells went to the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round in 2006, and the first IU offensive lineman selected in the second round since Andrew Greene went 53rd to the Miami Dolphins in 1995.
"The entire IU football program is very happy for Rodger Saffold," Indiana coach Bill Lynch said in a statement. "Rodger was a mainstay on our offensive line and developed into an elite left tackle and one of our team captains. The St. Louis Rams are getting a tremendous football player and a young man who will represent the St. Louis organization in a first-class manner. We congratulate Rodger and look forward to watching his NFL career for many years to come."