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St. Louis Rams
Stocky Maryland lineman Andre Monroe hopes NFL teams focus more on production than his height

Growing up in Upper Marlboro, Andre Monroe attended the University of Pittsburgh football camp in hopes of earning a scholarship. Although Monroe impressed the Panthers coaching staff, the St. John's College High School standout was soon informed that he wouldn’t be recruited by them because they had just offered a scholarship to another undersized, aggressive defensive lineman. That player was Aaron Donald, a future All-American, Outland and Lombardi award winner at Pitt who beat Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season with the St. Louis Rams. “It’s funny because the Pitt coaches told me I performed well and...