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The Rams’ five most underrated TEs

Troy Drayton (1993-1996)

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Troy Drayton is not a commonly discussed name among Rams fans, mainly because he shined during the dismal 1990s. Drayton earned respect from the Rams coaching staff. They drafted him out of Penn State in 1993 where he garnered 48 catches for 692 yards and two touchdowns. His quickness was equally impressive. He joined the Rams at 6’3” and 265 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash in under 4.7 seconds.

In his four seasons with the Rams, Drayton earned 108 receptions for 1,064 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was one of the few players who followed the Rams in their move to St. Louis in 1995. Drayton’s best scoring season was in 1994, picking up six touchdowns. In the Rams’ inaugural St. Louis season, he had a franchise best 47 catches for 458 yards and four TDs.

The Rams traded Drayton to the Miami Dolphins in the middle of the 1996 season. It was a move to strengthen their offensive line.

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