This is perhaps the most controversial placement on this list. On one hand, you have a #1 overall pick that went on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. On the other hand, you have an obviously talented QB who failed to do much after his inaugural season.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, let's recap:
3k had that rookie season ranked as one of the 10 best moments in St. Louis Rams history. I don't disagree with his assessment of future hope. It's his failure to deliver on that hope that lands him so high on this list. As is common on the countdown, Sammy B would be higher on many other franchises' list, but the Rams dismal draft record acutually pushes him DOWN to #3
Every Rams fan wishes that Bradford's development would have continued after his rookie year. But between a sophomore slump and repeated injuries, he could never recapture that rookie magic. The exception was the beginning of the 2013 season. Sam infamously had 14 TDs and 4 INTs through 7 games before suffering his first ACL injury.
He'd never play a regular season game for the Rams again. It was a fitting end to a frustrating era for Rams fans. Sam had enormous potential, but failed to deliver the Rams to a winning record much less the promise land.