Brandon Weeden

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...

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