Rams GM has ties to rookie QB that could lead to a first round selection

Could the Rams spend their first-round pick on a QB?
Super Bowl LVI - Los Angeles Rams v Cincinnati Bengals
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In case you haven't heard, the Los Angeles Rams own a first-round pick for the first time in eight years. The last time they owned a first-round pick, they spent it on a quarterback. Could they take the same approach this time around?

In Adam Schefter's recent column on ESPN, Rams GM Les Snead has ties to a potential first-round pick. Could this prompt him to select said quarterback in Round 1?

"Should L.A. decide to look for a future successor for quarterback Matthew Stafford, who currently has no more guaranteed money on his contract after the season, general manager Les Snead could turn to a familiar face: Bo Nix. Snead was a graduate assistant coach at Auburn in 1993, when the school's quarterback was Patrick Nix, Bo's father. Patrick helped lead Auburn to an 11-0 record as a sophomore that season. Snead could go from watching one Nix make a mark on a team he was associated with early in his career to another Nix trying to make a mark on his team years later."

Adam Schefter

Rams GM has ties to Bo Nix

As Schefter noted, the Rams could be looking to move on from Stafford after this year, and if they do, Bo Nix could be an option for them. Schefter said that Snead worked with Nix's father when the two were at Auburn and that could make Bo Nix an intriguing draft option for him.

Nix is coming off an incredible season with the Oregon Ducks, throwing for 4,508 yards, 45 touchdowns, and just three interceptions while rushing for 234 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games. Schefter says in his write-up that one NFL GM doesn't have a first-round grade on Nix but thinks there's "an undercurrent of support" for Nix (as well as Michael Penix Jr.).

The Rams could opt to spend their first-round pick on the defensive side of the ball and try to help replace Aaron Donald, who retired this offseason. Taking a quarterback wouldn't be a bad idea though, as then whoever they take could sit behind Stafford for a year and then take over in 2025 if all goes according to plan.

We know the Rams aren't afraid to be ballsy so will they spend their first Round 1 selection in nearly a decade on a quarterback? We'll have to wait and see.