Even if the Los Angeles love top quarterback prospects Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, it is unlikely either player is available when the team selects at No. 15 in the NFL Draft.
Hence, the Rams would need to move up in the draft to select either prospect. Some rumors circulate that the Tennessee Titans and, or San Diego Chargers could look to trade out of their top-three draft picks.
The Rams do possess an extra second round pick, but there is no telling if that would be enough to move from fifteen to one or three in the NFL Draft. The Rams may pay a much higher price, and there is no promise it pays off. Just see the 2010 draft, when the team selected Sam Bradford No. 1.
Goff’s concerns center around his hand size and ability under pressure. Although his hand size grew an eighth of an inch at his pro day, teams still question his ability to hold a went ball.
Wentz biggest question marks revolve around his competition level at North Dakota St. It remains to be seen if he can translate his experience in college into instant NFL success.
It is more likely the Rams wait until the middle rounds to select a developmental prospect like Connor Cook, Paxton Lynch or Christian Hackenburg. They might even like one of those guys enough to take them in the first round via the fifteenth pick or by trading down.
Lynch and Hackenburg both look like starting NFL quarterbacks, but neither consistently produced in college. Cook also has his own question marks about mental toughness and competitive toughness. All three of the second tier guys will need time to develop into starters.
However, any of those guys could simply develop into another quarterback like the ones they have on the roster. Nick Foles and Case Keenum were both selected outside of the first round by their previous teams.
Otherwise, Los Angeles might roll the dice on a high ceiling player in the later rounds. Cody Kessler, Vernon Adams, Dak Prescott and Cardale Jones all have their own concerns. However, each was productive for big programs in college. They could be big names ready for the L.A. spotlight.
Prescott and Adams will need to prove they can pass from the pocket despite relying on athleticism in college.
Kessler will need to prove his arm is stronger than it showed on tape at USC.
Jones will also need to remind players that he lead Ohio St. to a National Championship with his rocket arm.
Ultimately, there is no quarterback without questions in the NFL Draft. The Los Angeles Rams must decide which one best fits their team and draft position before the April 28 draft.