In the 2014 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams took Lamarcus Joyner in the second round. The pick would take a while to pan out, as Joyner spent the first three years of his career as a slot cornerback who was used primarily as a backup. The past two seasons, Joyner took over one of the starting safety spots and quickly became one of the better safeties in the NFL.
In the past two seasons, Joyner has totaled 97 tackles, with three tackles for a loss and one sack in 27 games. He has also intercepted four passes, returning one for a touchdown, forced a fumble and has had 12 passes defensed during that span. Last offseason, the Rams failed to reach a long term agreement with Joyner and placed him under the franchise tag.