The Los Angeles Rams will be in contention to take on of the draft’s best three quarterbacks later this month. Whether that be Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, or Paxton Lynch is unclear, but as of now, many mock drafts have the Rams taking Lynch. While Wentz is said to be the draft’s best quarterback and Goff is said to be the most NFL-ready, according to sources and writer’s around the league, Memphis’ Paxton Lynch is the best quarterback in this year’s draft.
Two GMs told NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks that the 6-foot-7 Lynch has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in the draft. Brooks said,
"“He may come in and it may take him some time to get on the field, but in terms of his long-term potential and talent, he has more talent than some of the other guys in the class,” Brooks said. “Because of that, he could pass them. But it may not be in year one or two, it may be in year three or four when he finally realizes that potential.”"
Eliot Shorr-Parks is just a beat writer in Philadelphia, but he is a good source and does have his connections around the league meaning he is regularly talking to scouts around the NFL to see what they think about this year’s quarterbacks. Shorr-Parks has been saying for quite some time that from talking to scouts, Lynch is the best quarterback in this year’s draft.
Meanwhile, Bucky Brooks from NFL.com seems to be getting the same impression. It is uncertain who the two general manager’s are that told Brooks that Lynch is the best quarterback in the draft, but we can keep our fingers crossed that one of them was Les Snead. The Rams seem content in starting Case Keenum this year which is why drafting a guy like Lynch now when they have not one, but two guys who are able to start in Nick Foles and Keenum, makes a lot of sense.
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Lynch won’t be able to start right away as it is, and Snead and Fisher have had the philosophy of building for the future rather than the now in years past. This would make Lynch a perfect fit in Los Angeles. The Rams sit at 15 which is exactly the area in which many mock drafts and draft experts believe he will go. If this is a team that is looking for their franchise quarterback, they may actually get lucky and be in position to take the best one in the draft.