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  • Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

    I don't believe there is a quarterback in the 2010 draft that can out perform our No. 1 or No. 2 quarterbacks, and maybe our No. 3.
    Have any ideas who could come to the Rams, start & perform at a topnotch level??

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    Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

    Hi everybody!

    This is my first post hopefully of many! NIce to meet everyone.

    Anyway, personally I don't think there are any free agent to be qbs worth turning the keys over to. The top free agent qbs look to be Orton (26) who very well may resign with the Broncos, Campbell (27) who is not a legitimate long term option, and other very mediocre to under average options such as Kellen Clemens, Charlie Batch, Tarvaris Jackson, and David Carr.

    If the Rams are indeed set on replacing the QB position next year, I think it really has to be in the draft. I like Jake Locker from Washington. I saw Locker play against Notre Dame earlier this year and he was tremendous. He made plays by himself when there were no other plays to be made and if he could be put under Bulger for at least the beginning of 2010 (preferrably the whole season), he could learn the system and be ready to go to work for 2011 and start the franchise in an upward swing.

    There is of course Jimmy Clausen from ND, Sam Bradford from OK, Tim Tebow from FLA, and Colt McCoy from TEX. Clausen and Locker are both Juniors, however, but Clausen looks like he'll be headin for the draft if Weis is fired. There has been talk that Locker will stay at Washington for his senior year however since this was his first year under Steve Sarkisians system. However, Locker is quickly topping many of the expert's QB boards and if he is looking to be one of the top 2 or 3 QBs taken, he will probably go to the draft so he doesn't have a Sam Bradford issue (Sam should be making Matt Stafford's money in DET but it looks like he will be a mid-first round pick now because of his reoccuring shoulder injury).

    Anyway, there is my personal QB rant! GO RAMS! :helmet:

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    • #3
      Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

      McCoy and Locker for me.

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      • #4
        Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

        Originally posted by licketyblue View Post
        I don't believe there is a quarterback in the 2010 draft that can out perform our No. 1 or No. 2 quarterbacks, and maybe our No. 3.
        Have any ideas who could come to the Rams, start & perform at a topnotch level??
        ya maybe they wont be able to outperform Bulger initiallly, but in the long term we need a guy who will lead this team and do better than Bulger. The point is finding a franchise QB and we dont have one yet.

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        • #5
          Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

          The Rams have got to go after McCoy or Tebow. To not go after a franchise QB and keep running Bulger out there is madness. Bulger just does not have what it takes. And to think we could have had Warner all these years after letting him go and turning the reins over to Bulger. Biggest mistake in franchise history. I have never understood that, and have never liked Bulger. Warner has outperformed Bulger in every aspect of the game.

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          • #6
            Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

            Originally posted by Spiderwolf View Post
            The Rams have got to go after McCoy or Tebow. To not go after a franchise QB and keep running Bulger out there is madness. Bulger just does not have what it takes. And to think we could have had Warner all these years after letting him go and turning the reins over to Bulger. Biggest mistake in franchise history. I have never understood that, and have never liked Bulger. Warner has outperformed Bulger in every aspect of the game.
            The problem was that Warner wasn't outperforming Bulger while they were both in STL and it wasn't even close towards the end. It took Warner time to regroup after the STL experience before he regained his form in Arizona eventually. Throw in Brendagate and concerns about all the fumbles and it wasn't a bad decision at the time.

            Warner couldn't win the job over a green Eli Manning in NY and had to watch Leinart for a while in Arizona. It's not like he left STL and was in Pro Bowl form. He sucked for a few years first iand was a turnover machine.

            If the Rams draft Tim Tebow, they'll still be nowhere close to having a franchise QB. Danny Wuerffll Part 2? No thanks.

            I really like Warner and glad he's doing well again, but I don't imagine he'd still be playing in the NFL if he had stayed with STL and had to play behind some of the OL's the Rams put on the field in recent years.

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            • #7
              Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

              Originally posted by Spiderwolf View Post
              The Rams have got to go after McCoy or Tebow. To not go after a franchise QB and keep running Bulger out there is madness. Bulger just does not have what it takes. And to think we could have had Warner all these years after letting him go and turning the reins over to Bulger. Biggest mistake in franchise history. I have never understood that, and have never liked Bulger. Warner has outperformed Bulger in every aspect of the game.
              While in hindsight it may seem a mistake to let Warner go I don't believe he would still be in football had we kept him. I also am a huge Warner fan but I don't think he could have survived the hits that Marc has taken since Kurts departure. As far as McCoy or Tebow go I just don't know about either of them, Tebow doesn't have the best mechanics but I think he has good leadership skills and I like his character, I also think you could find the same qualities in a qb with better NFL qb skills. I haven't watched enough of McCoy to give an intelligent evaluation on him. Personally I think the Rams do need to look for their future qb in the draft but no one really jumps out and says "hey I'm worthy of a top 3 pick".
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              • #8
                Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

                Originally posted by Spiderwolf View Post
                Biggest mistake in franchise history. I have never understood that, and have never liked Bulger. Warner has outperformed Bulger in every aspect of the game.
                Even when Bulger was having two probowl years and warner was sitting on the bench in NY? Warner had a revival we have to deal with that, no one could have guessed he would resurface as an elite qb. The FO made the right decision at the time.

                Any way as long as we dont take Tim Tebow in the draft i would take any other qb. Tony Pike and Sam Bradford are looking like the top prospects for me. Pike just threw for 400 yards and 6 td's which was a school record for cinnici. Sam Bradford obviously had that 50 td and 8 int year. However if McCoy is availible in the second and we take someone like Suh in the first we cant pass him up.

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                • #9
                  Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

                  Originally posted by 01d 0rd3r View Post
                  Even when Bulger was having two probowl years and warner was sitting on the bench in NY? Warner had a revival we have to deal with that, no one could have guessed he would resurface as an elite qb. The FO made the right decision at the time.

                  Any way as long as we dont take Tim Tebow in the draft i would take any other qb. Tony Pike and Sam Bradford are looking like the top prospects for me. Pike just threw for 400 yards and 6 td's which was a school record for cinnici. Sam Bradford obviously had that 50 td and 8 int year. However if McCoy is availible in the second and we take someone like Suh in the first we cant pass him up.

                  As of right now,


                  In the first round, I would go with Clausen or Locker.

                  Second round, I would go with Pike, Bradford, McCoy, Mallet and possibly (Dan) LeFevour.

                  Third round, Jevan Snead and Dan LeFevour.

                  Fourth round, Daryll Clark, Pat Devlin, Zac Robinson, and Sean Canfield.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

                    Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                    As of right now,


                    In the first round, I would go with Clausen or Locker.

                    Second round, I would go with Pike, Bradford, McCoy, Mallet and possibly (Dan) LeFevour.

                    Third round, Jevan Snead and Dan LeFevour.

                    Fourth round, Daryll Clark, Pat Devlin, Zac Robinson, and Sean Canfield.

                    I've said it before and I'll say it again. This draft is deep in quarterbacks as RockinRam has shown here. This team has holes and as deep as this draft is in quarterbacks, none of them are really worth a top 3 pick i don't think unless Locker decides to join the draft.

                    I say select an offensive lineman first, then take a Pike or McCoy, or if Brandon LaFell (WR) has dropped to the second round, take him and wait on LeFevour or trade up and get one of the other QBs. There aren't TOO many teams involved in the QB races outside of the Rams, Jags, Seahawks (who could actually wait until later also), Skins, and maybe the Raiders and 9ers if they are giving up on their young guys.

                    Grab McCoy or Lefevour after the first round, put them under Bulger so he can teach them the system and let them take over in 2011.

                    Who knows, maybe if we get another lineman to protect Marc and grab a weapon or 2 for him he could even turn into a decent starter for a couple years so the youngster can come in completely prepared to take over.

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                      Re: Who is the best quarterback prospect, for 2010?

                      Tebow would be a joke in the NFL. I say Locker.
                      If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.

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                      • r8rh8rmike
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                        by r8rh8rmike
                        10.22.2009 12:27 pm
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                        QUESTION: If the St. Louis Rams were to take a quarterback in the first round of next yearís draft, which current college quarterback would you suggest they select?

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                        Notre Dameís Jimmy Clausen has moved up as an NFL prospect. Clausen has always had the natural talent, but heís grown at Notre Dame, and is more physically imposing now. Looks like a tough kid, too. He is certainly used to pressure and it doesnít get to him. The best is yet to come for Clausen. The red flags are out on Oklahomaís Sam Bradford; itís not only the shoulder injuries, but the questions of whether he can throw while under pressure, because he doesnít encounter much of a pass rush at OU. Cincinnatiís Tony Pike could be the steal of the draft; heís likely to be downgraded and drop down the board because of multiple injuries to his left wrist. But heís a player. Not sure if Colt McCoy (Texas) has the frame, but he seems like a good fit for a West Coast offense. Jevan Snead (Ole Miss) has been touted by scouts and draftniks, but I havenít seen enough (yet) to get excited by his NFL future. Again, that could change. All of this could.

                        VAHE GREGORIAN
                        With his bum shoulder this season, Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford may be losing stock for the 2010 draft or may even be considering waiting another year to come out. But if heís available, the Rams would be wise to snap him up. Although he could stand to be more mobile, especially considering the Rams line, last yearís Heisman Trophy winner has all the tools to build a team around: accuracy (67.9 percent of his passes last season), height (6-4) and a leadership presence that makes players want to play better just for him, OU coach Bob Stoops says. Maybe some will see the shoulder injury and apparent aggravation of it last week against Texas as something chronic or signs he is brittle, but sometimes quarterbacks just get hit and hurt. Thereís no reason to think itís anything more with Bradford.

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                      • eldfan
                        Considering Clausen for the Rams next QB
                        by eldfan
                        Considering Clausen for the Rams next QB
                        by VanRam on Nov 24, 2009 3:58 PM CST in 2010 NFL Draft 35 comments

                        Ok, with Bulger's tibia fracture barely days old and the (likely) end of his career with the St. Louis Rams, it's time to start talking QB of the future. Not that we haven't been talking about that since the last draft, but such chatter earned a new lease on life with Bulger's injury.

                        Carneros got it started yesterday with this post, and I'm going to feed the fire some more today. First, a quick review of the Rams QB options moving forward. Boil it down to the essence, and the Rams have three options at QB for 2010: 1) sign a free agent (personally, I like Jason Campbell if they go this route), 2) draft a QB or 3) keep one of the in-house options, Bulger (if he can return) or Boller. Note that 2 and 3 are not mutually exclusive.

                        And now, I submit for your consideration Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.

                        With Sam Bradford on the mend, Clausen is racing to the top of draft boards, at least among QBs. I think he'll be the first QB taken in the draft. I guess we'll have to see how much fan damage he incurred on a punch to the face this weekend. Will the Rams take him? Should the Rams take him?

                        Why Clausen?

                        Let's start with the stats, more specifically, the stats that can tell us something about success at the next level. According to the Lewin Career Forecast, the two most important things to look at when trying to gauge NFL success are a QBs career starts and completion percentage.

                        Clausen's a junior this year. He took over starting duties early in his freshman year, true freshman year, and ended up starting in nine games, and started every game in two seasons since then. For his college career, he has a 62.2 percent completion rate, a stunning 67.3 percent this season.

                        His TD to INT ratio of 23-4 speaks to his accuracy as a QB.

                        One thing I like about him is his ability to find receivers and create plays where others cannot. That's something the Rams have really been missing. Yes, St. Louis lacks the established talent at WR, but after watching this season of west coast offense move forward in fits and starts, it would be wise to have a QB that could find receivers or even go through the reads.

                        I'm not qualified to judge much about college players, especially the "intangibles". Talk of Clausen's acumen for the game, ability to read defenses and assuredness resonate for a long suffering fan of this team. Here are a couple of scouting reports from FFToolbox and Walter Football.

                        As a junior, there's still no gaurantee that Clausen will declare for the draft this year. I'd be pretty shocked if he didn't given the fact that his stock is skyrocketing. In fact, with Bradford unlikely to be ready for the Combine, I wonder if Clausen does separate himself from the rest of the...
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                      • AvengerRam_old
                        What I'm looking for in a franchise QB
                        by AvengerRam_old
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                        People often mistakenly mistake brashness or vocal presence for leadership. To me, its more a question of a guy who displays confidence in his demeanor, what he says, and how he plays when the chips are down. Give me a guy who can throw 3 interceptions in the first half, shrug it off, and throw for 3 TDs in the second half.

                        3. Unaided College Productivity
                        Combines and workouts serve a purpose, nothing compares to productivity in game conditions. There's a caveat, though... beware of "aided" productivity. A college QB who racks up great stats in a non-pro style offense, against outmatched competition, or through "all-purpose" yardage will rarely be able to duplicate their productivity when they reach the NFL. You also have to throw out won/loss percentage, to a large extent. There are simply too many great college teams that merely carry their QB along for the ride. I'd rather have a smaller-school guy who plays in a pro-style offense and puts up great stats against teams with similar talent on the roster.

                        So... how do I evaluate the top current prospects for the 2010 draft?

                        Well, in terms of MPTs, I look at Locker and Clausen as the top prospects. McCoy and Bradford have some "bulk" issues that concern me, though in Bradford's case, his fragility may be overstated. In terms of footwork, I'd give McCoy the highest grade (though I'm not sure I've seen any college QB with better footwork than FSU's Christian Ponder).

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                      • San Diego Ram
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                      • npow81
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