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In 2010 the Rams were in the market for a quarterback. Marc Bulger couldn't stay healthy, Keith Null wasn't an NFL quarterback and AJ Feeley wasn't the long-term answer at the position.
They pondered a trade for Michael Vick, considered Jimmy Clausen and ultimately settled on the unfairly-ruled 'injury-prone' quarterback out of Oklahoma, Sam Bradford.
Looking back on 2010 it is kind of funny. All the scouts, the talent evaluators who watch games and judge an athlete's abilities based on their performance, said that Bradford wasn't a healthy quarterback and would be a giant liability at the next level.
Meanwhile all the doctors, who are experts on the human body and its capabilities having gone to school for it for a decade, said Bradford's shoulder was full strength and that he'd be fine in the NFL.
The Rams trusted the experts and it all paid off.
Bradford has emerged as the future face of the organization and will one day be an elite quarterback in this league. His impressive rookie season, which saw him lead the Rams from a 1-15 season to missing the playoffs by game, was all without the help of a legitimate NFL receiving core.
Once the Rams put weapons around Sam it is going to be scary how good he will be.
If his progress continues, it is very likely he will turn out to be the Rams' best pick of this decade. Until then, that award goes to...