The St. Louis Rams begin their conquest to make the playoffs this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Just because the season is just getting underway, it doesn't mean that we can't look at the potential Ram quarterbacks out there.
So let's do it, let's look at the quarterbacks.
Two good prospects collide: Michigan State vs. Oregon
This week two good quarterbacks will collide in what should be a good game. Michigan State's Connor Cook looks to pull an upset over Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks. When two of the top ten teams, with potentially two first round quarterback's play it's hard not to take notice.
Connor Cook - Isn't a household name, but he's one of the best quarterback prospects in the nation, either the third or the fourth best. He's a pro-style quarterback that should be available in the mid-first round if he keeps developing.
Marcus Mariota - Mariota is the first or second best quarterback available in this upcoming draft. Mariota might not be in a pro-style offense, but he possesses the running and throwing ability that makes NFL GM's drool. He's currently my favorite quarterback in the draft, I could be wrong but from the little that I saw he reminds me of Russell Wilson.
Here's Rotoworld.com, college scout Josh Norris, on both of these quarterbacks from his own weekly quarterback column that you can find here.
The Tale of the Tape
He can scramble to by time and to gain yards. Also he broke a few tackles in the backfield that would have been sacks.
Made some impressive throws, some of which were dropped.
I like how he looked at multiple reads
Hundley has a problem of tucking and running whenever he feels pressure. But he never keeps his head up when he runs which is a negative because he can never tell if a player is getting open.
Needs to learn to slide with his feet and not with his head
Threw behind receivers and just needs to work on ball placement more
A QB That Failed To Impress last week
Jameis Winston looked pretty bad to me last Saturday. He routinely stared down his receivers which resulted in two picks and almost a third. However he did have some positives, he showed his impressive arm strength on various passes, and scored a touchdown on an impressive run for a touchdown.
Winston might have finished the game completing 25/40 passes, one touchdown pass, and two interceptions. The game was a sore spot, but he still has a season left to play to his potential.
Who To Watch This Week?
Obviously all eyes will be on Connor Cook and Marcus Mariota this week when their two teams face off, but there's another interesting game to watch.
This week, Stanford's Kevin Hogan will play against the USC Trojans which will be an interesting game. Not many pundits are talking about Hogan, but with a solid game against the Trojans he could be a player that draft stock trends up. He's an interesting prospect that runs a pro-style offense, he has some athleticism and his arm is good enough. But he didn't throw
Some Interesting Tweets
Most Consecutive Games with Pass TD (Active): Rakeem Cato - 33 Marcus Mariota - 27 Sean Mannion - 17 Jameis Winston - 15 Bryce Petty - 14— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2014
@SI_DougFarrar - I think Jameis Winston has "It". Like Teddy Bridgewater in that he just seems to have a natural, innate feel for the game.— Scott Wright (@DraftCountdown) September 3, 2014
Connor Cook didn't do this enough last year http://t.co/45rKNC44xV Climb the pocket, eyes (appear to be) up, fire downfield with touch.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) September 2, 2014