Woah! Rams boast Georgia QB room with Stetson Bennett added at 128th pick
Many people wondered which way the LA Rams would go in the draft. They started their draft in round 2, getting OL help by taking OG Steve Avila out of TCU with the 34th overall pick. They also added DL help in round 3 by taking DE Byron Young out of Tennessee and Kobie Turner out of Wake Forest.
In round 4, some Rams fans wondered what side of the ball they would address. Would they continue with the defensive picks or maybe get an offensive skill position player? Well, they addressed the offensive side of the ball again, but this was a pick many did not expect.
Rams take former National Champion QB Stetson Bennett with the 128th overall pick
The Rams wanted to address their backup QB situation and maybe even start grooming a young guy behind Rams veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, and they did that by taking rookie QB Stetson Bennett. Bennett won back-to-back National Championships at the University of Georgia, including winning one last season against TCU, ironically at Sofi Stadium. So immediately, you look at him being a Georgia Bulldog, just like Matthew Stafford was in college.
Bennett arrives to the Rams at 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, so some may say he might be a little too small, but I don't think that is the case. That didn't stop him from having a great career at Georgia; linking him up with Stafford and Head Coach Sean McVay will benefit his development. Looking at him in college, it was clear he had excellent accuracy. In 2021 he had a 64.5 completion percentage, and in his most recent year, 2022, he improved that number to 68.1 percent.
One aspect of his game that jumped out, especially last season, was his mobility in the pocket and ability to make plays with his feet. He is a pass-first quarterback but has often shown that he can extend plays with his legs and run when he needs to, which in today's NFL is always an admirable skill.
One of the downsides of his game is his arm strength. He doesn't have the biggest arm to get down the field, but an offense can work around that, which McVay and the coaches can plan for. So overall, even though some might not like this pick, I do. He will have an opputurinity to learn behind Stafford for a few years, and if he seizes the opportunity, he could be fighting for that starting job when Stafford hangs up the cleats eventually.