Rams Roster: Fast 40+ LA Rams roster roundup QB Stetson Bennett (#4)

When the LA Rams selected Georgia QB Stetson Bennett, many scoffed. But who will get the last laugh?
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A quick summary

There are some players whose measurables stand out as someone destined for NFL greatness. Perhaps you can name them off the top of your head. LA Rams Matthew Stafford stands out as a 6-foot-3 220-pound starting quarterback with a cannon for an arm. On the other hand, until you've seen All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald play, you may never know just how dominating a 6-foot-1 280-pound defensive tackle can be on the line of scrimmage.

While there have not been glowing draft profiles written about former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, you don't need to know how the engine works to see that he led his team to two consecutive NCAA Football Championships. While victories are not a quarterback statistic, it's certainly a good barometer of just how well a college quarterback handles the pressure.

Stetson Bennett seeks out the spotlight, and bathes there like bathing suit clad teenagers bathe in the sunlight at a summer beach. The hotter the action on the football field, and the more pressure on the moment, the better Stetson Bennett shines.

What I don't like about this signing

At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, rookie quarterback Stetson Bennett will need to move the pocket to stay upright. While he had enough body mass and muscular armor to fend off injuries in college football, he will need to evade the pass rush to have a lengthy career in the NFL.

But that was to be expected when the LA Rams drafted the young man.

A concerning area that I fear may become problematic is the willingness to work through adversity. While first impressions could be completely wrong, it has been pointed out to me that Stetson Bennett gives off Johnny Manziel vibes. Now that it's been pointed out, I admittedly cannot unsee that quality about him.

As long as he is in his learning curve and needing to be coached through rookie mistakes, I believe that everything will be fine. But as soon as the Rams rookie tastes any level of success, that is when my concerns will be put to the test. Will he remain a humble student of the game? Or will a few victories go to his head, and transform him into an insufferable teammate? Only time will tell, I suppose.