49ers' NFC West rival Rams bolster lines

49ers' NFC West rival Rams bolster lines
May 8, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The 6-foot-5, 332-pound Greg Robinson was a third team All-American at left tackle last year, starting every game for the national runner-ups. (USATI)

The St. Louis Rams bolstered their offensive and defensive lines in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday.

The Rams, who finished in last place in the NFC West with a 7-9 record, selected Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the No. 2 overall pick to protect quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams acquired the pick in a 2012 trade that enabled Washington to select Robert Griffin with the No. 2 overall pick.

St. Louis came back at No. 13 and selected Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Three wide receivers were taken among the top 12 picks, including LSU’s Odell Beckham, who was reportedly a possible trade-up option for the 49ers. The New York Giants selected Beckham with the No. 12 overall pick.

Two cornerbacks were taken in the first 14 picks. The Cleveland Browns selected Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State at No. 8, and the Chicago Bears selected Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech at No. 14.