Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 2/35 -- James Laurinaitis, MLB, 6-2, 244, Ohio State...Instincts and intelligence are outstanding, registering 130 tackles last season. Lacks tremendous speed, but makes up for it with ability to flow to the ball. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout James Laurinaitis News
01/05/16 - MLB James Laurinaitis had his effectiveness compromised by an elbow injury that affected him for the second half of the season. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he likely won't need surgery. Said Fisher, "I have not gotten the final report, but it's probably unlikely that he would need to have that corrected. He just needs to rest. He needs to go sit on a beach and do a Corona commercial." As for continuing to play, Fisher marveled, "He set the franchise record with 1,009 tackles and the second half of the year, it wasn't easy for him. But, he showed up every single day. He got the defense in position. He made the calls and he's one of those guys. He's a throwback. He wasn't 100 percent and you could tell it, but he gave it everything he had."
10/11/15 - LB James Laurinaitis made his 101st consecutive start and had a team-high eight tackles. He also defended one pass and recorded one quarterback hit.
10/01/15 - LB James Laurinaitis did not practice Wednesday, but it reported as a coach's decision and was not injury related.
10/01/15 - LB James Laurinaitis would have participated fully Thursday if the Rams had practice. He did not practice Wednesday for what was said to be not injury related.
09/29/15 - LB James Laurinaitis was credited with eight tackles according to press-box statistics. Even if coaches adjust the number, he will still be the franchise's all-time leading tackler. He entered the game with 914, one behind Hall-of-Famer DT Merlin Olsen.