Some of the greatest players in NFL history have worn a Los Angeles Rams (or St. Louis) uniform at one point or another. Here, we are breaking down the best Rams cornerbacks in franchise history.
The organization goes all the way back to the 1930s and has been one of the elite teams ever since, winning four total championships, 18 division championships and making the playoffs 31 times.
A big reason for that has been the elite play of the Rams’ defensive secondary, particularly at the cornerback position. Here is a ranking of the five best cornerbacks in franchise history, which was an extremely tough list to crack.
1. Dick Lane
Dick “Night Train” Lane is not only the best cornerback in Rams franchise history, but one of the best of all time.
During his rookie season with the Rams in 1952, Lane had 14 interceptions, which is an NFL record that still stands to this day. The Rams traded him after just two seasons, which ended up being a huge mistake as in his 14-year career, Lane was named to seven Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams.
Lane’s 68 career interceptions rank fourth in NFL history and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
2. Jalen Ramsey
If not for Lane’s historical greatness then Jalen Ramsey would be first on this list. The current Rams cornerback has played seven NFL seasons, being named to six Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams while also winning a Super Bowl, of course.
Ramsey has been named to the Pro Bowl in all four seasons he has been with the Rams, hauling in 10 interceptions and also serving as a captain and vocal leader in the locker room.
3. Jerry Gray
The Rams drafted Jerry Gray in the first round in 1985 out of Texas and he played seven of his nine NFL seasons with the organization.
Gray was named to four Pro Bowls in his time with the Rams and had 22 interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns.
4. LeRoy Irvin
LeRoy Irvin was selected by the Rams in the third round of the 1980 NFL Draft and played 10 of his 11 seasons with the organization.
Irving totaled 34 interceptions and five touchdowns with the team, going to two Pro Bowls and being named to four All-Pro teams. Irving was also one of the select few to be honored as an All-Pro for two different positions.
5. Eddie Meador
The Rams selected Eddie Meador in the seventh round in 1959 and he wound up being the organization’s all-time interception leader.
In 12 seasons with the Rams, Meador was named to six Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams while recording 46 interceptions. He had five interceptions or more in five different seasons and has nine more than any other player in franchise history.