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Rams focusing on hopefuls instead of draft picks at rookie minicamp

  • St. Louis Rams first-round draft pick Tavon Austin holds his helmet during NFL rookie football training camp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the team's training facility in St. Louis. Austin, a wide receiver from West Virginia, was selected eighth overall in the 2013 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Rams first-round draft pick Tavon Austin holds his helmet during NFL rookie football training camp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the team's training facility in St. Louis. Austin, a wide receiver from West Virginia, was selected eighth overall in the 2013 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams' Ray Ray Armstrong, right, works out as Rams general manager Les Snead, left, and head coach Jeff Fisher watch during NFL rookie football training camp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the team's training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Rams' Ray Ray Armstrong, right, works out as Rams general manager Les Snead, left, and head coach Jeff Fisher watch during NFL rookie football training camp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the team's training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Rams third-round draft pick Stedman Bailey warms up at the start of NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the NFL football team's training facility in St. Louis. Bailey, a wide receiver from West Virginia, was picked 92nd overall in this year's draft. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Rams third-round draft pick Stedman Bailey warms up at the start of NFL football rookie minicamp Friday, May 10, 2013, at the NFL football team's training facility in St. Louis. Bailey, a wide receiver from West Virginia, was picked 92nd overall in this year's draft. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Jeff Fisher already knows what wide receiver Tavon Austin and the rest of the St. Louis Rams draft picks can do.

He saw them at the combine, at their pro days and at private workouts. So seeing them on the practice field for the first time was no big deal.

At this weekend's rookie minicamp, with practices Friday and Saturday along with off-field sessions, the focus is on a larger than usual class of undrafted free agents and more than two dozen hopefuls in for a two-day tryout. Among the undrafted free agents is linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, on the rebound after getting kicked off the team at Miami before last season in the scandal over gifts from a former booster.