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Notable No. 36 overall picks in NFL Draft history in recent years

The Rams are scheduled to make their first selection in the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 36 overall pick – a spot where teams have been able to find impactful playmakers and contributors in recent years.

Here's a look at some of those standouts.

New York Jets' Breece Hall (20) rushes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

2022: RB Breece Hall (Jets)

The Iowa State product was making a strong case for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (80 carries, 463 rushing yards and four touchdowns in seven games, plus 19 receptions for 218 yards and touchdown) before a torn ACL ended his season prematurely.

Miami Dolphins safety Jevon Holland (8) pursues a play on defense against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

2021: S Jevon Holland (Dolphins)

One of the top young safeties in the NFL, Holland has developed into a reliable playmaker on the back end of Miami's defense. He's recorded two interceptions in each of his first two seasons.

New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney (29) in coverage during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The New York Giants won 27-22. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

2020: DB Xavier McKinney (Giants)

A starter by his second season, McKinney broke out in 2021 with five interceptions and 10 pass breakups.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

2019: WR Deebo Samuel (49ers)

Samuel has been a versatile piece for San Francisco's offense with his ability to line up at running back in addition to wide receiver. He has 223 receptions for 3,230 yards and 12 touchdowns through his first four seasons, plus 123 carries for 782 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.


2018: LB Shaquille Leonard (Colts)

Though an injury-shortened 2022 season limiting him to just three games, Leonard has consistently been among the NFL's top linebackers between his three Pro Bowl nods and three First-Team All-Pro selections through his first five seasons. The 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year had four-straight seasons of 121 or more total tackles before injury snapped that streak in 2022.

Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker (3) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

2017: S Budda Baker (Cardinals)

Baker is widely regarded as one of the best safeties in the league. He's been named to the Pro Bowl in five of his seven seasons and garnered two First-Team All-Pro selections as well. Baker has recorded at least two interceptions in each of his last three seasons.

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