Rams select LT Isaiah Battle in 5th round of supplemental draft

The St. Louis Rams selected former Clemson left tackle Isaiah Battle in the fifth round of the NFL supplemental draft Thursday.

Battle is the first player taken in the supplemental draft in three years. The most recent was wide receiver Josh Gordon, whom the Cleveland Browns selected in the second round in 2012.

The Rams’ selection of Battle means that the team will forfeit its fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. St. Louis now holds only five picks in the 2016 draft — the fewest of any team — including three in the first two rounds.

According to ESPN, Battle left Clemson to enter the draft because he has "some family matters to address, with a child due this summer."

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