All signs are currently pointing towards the Rams taking Glenn Dorsey with the second pick overall. Outside of the obvious injury questions let me add another problem with taking a defensive tackle in the top 5.
Over the past 20 years of the NFL Draft there have been 7 defensive tackles that have been selected in the top 5 picks. Only one, Cortez Kennedy SEA-1990, had what you would consider a pro-bowl year in and year out career.
Four others were what I would categorize as serviciable players but not star quality. Those include Russell Maryland 1991-Dallas, Sean Gilbert 1992-Rams, Dan Wilkinson 1994-Cincinnati and Gerard Warren 2001-Cleveland.
The other two have been huge busts. Those were Steve Emtman 1992-Indianapolis and Dwayne Robertson 2003-NY Jets.
So of the 7 picks only one has been worth what you would consider worth a top 5 pick. That is hitting big on only 14% of those picks. The fact that there have only been 7 DT's picked in 20 years this high and none in the past 5 years should give reason for pause.
The history tells you that either Glenn Dorsey is a very special player and the Rams will be very lucky to get him or the draft is not top heavy in talent and a pretty good DT has risen into that top 5 status.
Just something to think about as draft day approaches.