Should the Rams give up on 2015 in hopes of a new QB?

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Jones was a virtual unknown, until injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett forced the youngster into the starting line up. Jones was another prospect that had an opportunity to enter last years NFL draft, but wisely chose to play another year at Ohio State. Jones is big. At 6’5″ 230 lbs., he’s the largest prospect on this list. Jones is the epitome of a gun slinger. Jones does need to improve his vision and working through is progressions. He is simply to slow in that area which can lead to missed opportunities in the NFL. He will be one of the most watched prospects in 2015. He is a confident young man, and a proud owner of a 2014 National Championship ring, that has potential to be a late first round pick. The Rams have never had a dual threat quarterback like Jones, and may be able to capitalize with him during a time when the trend seems to be gaining traction.

Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, Jonathan Goff rounds out this list. Goff posted the highest statistical totals of all four quarterbacks on this list in 2014. He threw for almost 4,000 yards, 35 touchdowns and only seven picks. Goff was another quarterback that was limited by a weak supporting cast, but didn’t see as steep a decline in production as Hackenberg did. Goff was named a starter in 2013 as a freshman and threw for over 3,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also completed over 60% of his passes. Goff is your textbook pocket passer, something most NFL teams would give up a the farm for. He stands tall in the pocket at 6’4″ and with another year in college, could post even better numbers. Goff is the more traditional pick, aligning himself more with Cook than only other top prospect. Good numbers in 2015 should solidify his status as a potential first round selection.

The last time the Rams invested a significant draft pick in a quarterback was in 2010 when they drafted Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma first overall. Unfortunately, things ended poorly for Bradford in St. Louis. Unable to shake the injury bug and post the numbers the franchise had envisioned, he was traded earlier this year for Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles is no sure thing, but offers a welcomed change of pace for the Rams.

Should St. Louis come out of the gate slow, something that has been all to common in the Jeff Fisher era, they may take a serious look at improving their draft position. If so, look for these quarterbacks to being filling up the highlight reels on your evening sports news programs, and listen for the chatter of potential landing spots. Landing spots that will, and should, include St. Louis.