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Josh Forrest picked by Rams in 2016 NFL Draft

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Joh Forrest is now an NFL player.

He became one after the Los Angeles Rams took the Kentucky Wildcats linebacker with the 190th pick in Round 6 of the 2016 NFL Draft. It's a well-deserved honor for one of the better backers in the SEC this past year.

The 6-3, 249-pound Forrest ranked 10th in the league with 93 total tackles including six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and five pass breakups this past season. He's projected to go anywhere between Round 3 to the end of Day 3 of this year's draft.

But coming into the draft, Forrest wasn't projected high as there was no certainty he would be picked. CBS Sports ranked him as the 12th-best linebacker and 285th overall. Walter Football gave him the highest draft grade as a Round 3-4 prospect and the seventh-best inside backer.

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein gave Forrest a 5.28 grade (Developmental prospect or special teams potential) and ranked him 205th overall, which would have him being drafted around Round 6-7.

But none of that matters now as Forrest is an NFL player. Congratulations to him for this honor.