Former Cougar Wide Receiver Milton Wynn Drafted By Rams
April 22, 2001
PULLMAN, WASH. -- The St. Louis Rams drafted former Washington State wide receiver Milton Wynn Sunday morning in the fourth round. Wynn, who led the Cougar receiving corps in 2000, was the first offensive choice for the St. Louis organization.
'I'm excited to be a Ram,' Wynn said. 'I didn't know that I was going to go this late, but now that I know the situation I think I'll fit in well there. They have a lot of receivers that I can learn from there.'
After watching the first three rounds with his family on Saturday without seeing his name Wynn said he was all right, but it was his family that was concerned. Draft predictions from Mel Kipers Jr. had Wynn going as high as the second round, Wynn was thinking maybe third. But it was not until Sunday morning that the phone rang.
'I got a call bright and early this morning,' Wynn said about an hour and a half after the news. 'I thought it was a friend playing a practical joke because that's what someone did to me yesterday.'
As the 116th overall pick in the draft Wynn is scheduled to fly out of Pullman May 3 in order to begin his career in St. Louis.
St. Louis Draft Picks:
RD PK(OVR) NOTES NAME POS SCHOOL1 12(12) From Kansas City Damione Lewis DT MIAMI (FLA.)1 20(20) Adam Archuleta S ARIZONA STATE1 29(29) From Tennessee Ryan Pickett DT OHIO STATE2 11(42) From Kansas City Tommy Polley LB FLORIDA STATE3 21(83) Brian Allen LB FLORIDA STATE4 21(116) Milton Wynn WR WASHINGTON STATE4 34(129) Compensatory Selection Brandon Manumaleuna TE ARIZONA5 23(154) From Denver6 23(186)6 34(197) Compensatory Selection
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