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

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Great Day 3 value

IX - QB Joe Milton, Tennessee

Not everyone is sold on Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton, but he is not expected to come off the board early. As such, developmental prospects can have areas that need to be improved and still be great value for their team. One of the biggest knocks on Milton is his age. But the Rams seemed to gravitate towards those older, more mature prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft with spectacular results.

He is a huge young man, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 235 pounds, so he will be staring even his tall offensive linemen in the eyes. He uses his long reach like a catapult, getting amazing velocity and distance on his throws, which many other quarterbacks simply cannot make. Better still, his release is swift and compact, a fact that will frustrate many pass rushers hoping to bring him down. Miton is a raw prospect who may need to sit a year, and as such not all teams may want to add him to the roster. I believe that the Rams have the luxury of doing so. Projection: Late Day 3

X - QB Jordan Travis, Florida State

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis was one of the early hurlers that we tracked throughout the season. While he did not show enough to rise to a Top-5 prospect, he still holds plenty of promise to be added to a team and developed on the roster throughout the season. And he has a spark of improvisation that Rams fans will appreciate, if not love outright.

A bit smallish by NFL quarterback standards at 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds, Travis combines strong throws with productive runs, pushing defenses to manage two threats whenever he drops back. He can throw on the move, and that adds an even more dangerous element to his game. Unfortunately, his willingness to throw into coverage from overconfidence can be problematic at times. If that happens, he can become a bit gun shy, waiting for a receiver to gain clear separation before the football leaves his hands.Jordan Travis is not a finished product, but he has the potential to become a huge offensive weapon for the right offense. Projection: Day 3