Not all 2024 Top-10 rookie QBs are too lofty for LA Rams reach

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VII - QB Spencer Rattler - South Carolina

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler was on the fence for me until I heard him speak at the NFL Combine. The fact is that any quarterback prospect who cites Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford as the veteran quarterback that he is most focused on emulating is music to my ears. He is viewed as a solid competitor and remains among the Top-10 quarterbacks on most draft boards. Still, he stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 218 pounds, which is a bit undersized compared to his peers.

He's had an incredible book of business at the collegiate football level, starting for the South Carolina Gamecocks for four seasons. And his arm strength, accuracy, and pass distribution is as good as they come. But even with so much work, he is still in need of some refinement. Most notably, he tries to throw off-platform, and fails to get enough oomph on his passes from his back foot. He peaked in 2020, and while still solid seasons, has not quite replicated that stellar performance. Projection: Round 4

VIII - QB Michael Pratt - Tulane

Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt is one of those prospects who comes from a seldom-mentioned college football program and as such slip through the cracks. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 216 pounds, Pratt is a solid size to run an NFL offense. He may not be a quarterback blessed with road-runner-like speed, but he is a gritty and tough hurler who is sharp in the pocket and can take a licking and keep right on ticking.

Pratt may not inspire with his flashy deep ball, but he is savvy with his football craft, using his eyes to draw defensive backs away from the play. He makes good decisions in the pocket and appears to be poised and ready to throw at all times. He truly fits the bill as a draft and stash quarterback. Projection: Round 5