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Make it five: DE Selvie goes in 7th to Rams

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USF defensive end George Selvie is the fifth Bulls player taken in the draft, going in the seventh round to the St. Louis Rams.

Selvie, a two-time All-American once projected to go much higher in the draft, joins teammates Jason Pierre-Paul, Nate Allen, Jerome Murphy and Carlton Mitchell as Bulls draft picks. Murphy and Selvie were both picked by the Rams, with Murphy going in the third round.

Selvie will have a challenge making the Rams' roster -- he was their third defensive end taken, following fifth-rounder Hall Davis of Louisiana-Lafayette and sixth-rounder Eugene Sims of West Texas A&M.

The Rams have three ends under contract -- former first-rounder Chris Long and another likely starter in James Hall, plus fifth-year Victor Adeyanju, who was primarily a reserve last season, totaling just seven tackles. Veteran Leonard Little is an unrestricted free agent and has not decided what he'll do this fall.

UPDATE: The draft is now complete, with linebacker Kion Wilson and quarterback Matt Grothe not among the players drafted. They'll be in good position to sign a rookie free-agent contract, and could be joined by other seniors like receiver Jessie Hester.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:33pm]

    

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