The St. Louis Rams took Todd Gurley with their first-round pick in the NFL draft Friday, then got him a lineman to run behind when they made Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein (Mount Airy) the 57th pick.
Havenstein was a three-year starter at Wisconsin, where he earned All-America honors as a fifth-year senior in 2015. He played on an offensive line that helped post over 320 rushing yards per game, a school record.
He didn't test well at the combine, running a 5.46-second 40-yard dash, but his play this season and Wisconsin's track record of developing NFL offensive linemen — including Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner — helped lift him to the second round.
In addition to the Rams, Havenstein visited the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He'll compete to start at right tackle opposite 2014 first-round pick Gregg Robinson, their starting left tackle.