B.J. Coleman

Rams and the play of quarterback Case Keenum are surprising

Rams and the play of quarterback Case Keenum are surprising

The 2012 NFL draft class was loaded with high-profile quarterback prospects.

Case Keenum was not one of them.

Andrew Luck was chosen first overall, Robert Griffin III was second. Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden also were first-round picks.

Brock Osweiler went in the second round, Russell Wilson in the third and Kirk Cousins in the fourth.

Keenum, the NCAA’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, was not among 11 quarterbacks drafted — a list that included Nick Foles, Ryan Lindley, B.J. Coleman and Chandler Harnisch.

But Keenum and Osweiler of the Houston Texans are the only ones starting for first-place teams.

The Rams rebounded from...

60°