Should LA Rams draft QB in the 2021 NFL Draft, and when?
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams have not drafted a quarterback since 2016. Should the Rams draft one from the 2021 NFL Draft? If so, when?
The LA Rams are in the hunt for a 2020 NFL Playoff berth, and so far this season, it’s been an emotional roller coaster. As soon as the Rams have everyone believing, they look horrifically ugly against the San Francisco 49ers or the Miami Dolphins or even the New York Jets, and confidence in this team is shattered. Then, the Rams immediately put up a fundamentally sound game, and optimism begins to grow once more. They defeat the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It seems to be a popular fad to draft a quarterback in a day two round of the NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers drafted rookie quarterback Jordan Love. And the Philadelphia Eagles drafted rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts. For the Packers, Love is a savings account, a future player asset to be cashed in or traded away at some point in the future. For the Eagles, Hurts is an insurance policy, and has been cashed in during the 2020 NFL season.
Pro or Con
Whatever side of the street you stand on, pro-Goff or con-Goff, there are valid reasons to follow suit in the 2021 NFL Draft. If Goff is at the cusp of becoming a stable quarterback who consistently throws for 30+ touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions, then the Rams will have a future trading chip to dangle in the waters for the NFL trade market. If Goff falls by the wayside like the Eagles Carson Wentz, the Rams will have a player to promote to take over.
So while we await the next emotional hairpin turn, why not do something to occupy the time. Let’s explore who could be there for the LA Rams in rounds two and three of the NFL Draft, and what any of those prospects might bring to the table for the LA Rams in the 2021 NFL season and beyond?