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Rams draft DB Johnson in third round

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ST. LOUIS (AP)

The St. Louis Rams chose a defensive back with their third-round pick, taking Trumaine Johnson of Montana.

NFL.com said the 6-foot-2, 204-pound Johnson was arguably one of the best prospects to emerge from the Big Sky Conference in several years and he was rated the best draft prospect at the small college level and most underrated defensive back by the NFL draft report. Johnson started 42 of 47 games at Montana and had 15 career interceptions.

Johnson also played free safety in college. He expects to begin his pro career at cornerback.

The Rams drafted wide receiver Brian Quick of Appalachian State with the first pick of Day 2, then picked defensive back Janoris Jenkins of North Alabama and running back Isaiah Pead of Cincinnati later in the second.

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