With the 241st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Ohio State safety Christian Bryant. Bryant missed most of his senior season after suffering a broken ankle late in the game against Wisconsin. Bryant was a three year starter for the Buckeyes and was named a team captain his senior season. Over the course of his career at Ohio State, he recorded 171 tackles, had two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He was named second team All-Big Ten during his junior season and was second on the team overall in total tackles (only trailing Ryan Shazier). Take a look at your new safety, Rams’ fans:
Here were some of the reactions to Bryant getting drafted on Twitter:
Awesome news for Christian Bryant. One of my favorite players to talk to at Ohio State. Really happy for him.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 10, 2014
Christian Bryant says he feels like he "was definitely a steal in this draft." Believes the injury prevented him from boosting his stock.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) May 10, 2014
Thrilled for my guy Christian Bryant.
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) May 10, 2014
And here’s the man himself:
St. Louis Rams!!! 🙌 God is Great!!
— Christian Bryant™ (@2CBryant) May 10, 2014
I think I speak for everyone in Buckeye Nation is saying how great it is to see Christian Bryant get drafted. He’s such a great guy and it was heartbreaking to see his senior season cut short. Urban Meyer himself got choked up on the podium after the Wisconsin game (see in the video above) announcing Bryant’s injury. If Bryant doesn’t get injured his draft stock would’ve been a lot higher. He was badly missed by the Buckeyes after his injury and for good reason. Bryant is a solid defensive back who should at least contribute on special teams for the Rams this season. If he can stay healthy, he might contribute even more.