The Los Angeles Rams selected Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett in the fourth round of the NFL draft. He was not considered as a top quarterback in the class and many wondered whether he would be drafted at all. The Rams liked what they saw and were excited to get him so late in the draft.
Los Angeles Rams On Stetson Bennett
The full quote from GM Les Snead shows how excited they are about bringing Bennett into the fold.
“Georgia has got a good offensive line, so anytime you’d go to watch defenders in the SEC you’d go, ‘Oh, let’s watch Georgia. They’re the best team. They’ve got a good offensive line, and it was interesting,” Snead said according to Sports Illustrated. “You just come away going, ‘Wow, I thought people said that guy was just maybe, whatever kind of manage-the-game-type QB.’ But what you did is you just go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, look at that guy move, look at him buy some time, look at him anticipate some throws.’ And just you come away thinking, ‘Wow, he was a weapon for Georgia.’”
They see a future NFL quarterback in Bennett. While he was surrounded by a massive amount of talent, the Rams see him as a big part of why Georgia was successful.
Successor To Stafford?
Matthew Stafford isn’t getting any younger. The Rams need to think about the future. Stafford is the reason I don’t hate the pick. Bennett doesn’t have to come in a play right away. He can take a year or two to learn under Stafford and pick up the offense. He won’t be expected to come in and save a program. It’s a low-risk pick for the Rams. If he doesn’t pan out, all it cost was a fourth-round pick.
The Los Angeles Rams are excited about Stetson Bennett. His career will be one to watch especially if Stafford cannot stay healthy and he is pushed into a starting role sooner than expected.
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