The Rams will be drafting either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz first overall in this year’s NFL draft. If they do, in fact, take Wentz number one overall, it will mark the first time a quarterback from a n0n-FBS school is selected first overall.
Here is a list of the previous five non-FBS quarterbacks taken in the first round of the NFL draft since the year 1970, note that all made the pro bowl during their careers:
|Pick||Games started||Pro Bowl?|
|1995||3||Steve McNair||Alcorn St.||Oilers||153||Y|
|1979||7||Phil Simms||Morehead St.||Giants||159||Y|
|1971||3||Dan Pastorini||Santa Clara||Oilers||117||Y|