Former South Carolina Gamecocks’ quarterback Connor Shaw is a bit of an enigma as far as the 2014 NFL Draft is concerned.
Shaw had an excellent college career, leading the Gamecocks to 27 wins in 32 games, but his severe lack of size has hindered him during the draft process.
According to Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams are very high on Shaw.
The Rams have shown significant interest in Shaw as they sort through their options at quarterback. They have spoken with him multiple times over the pre-draft process. San Francisco, Oakland, Jacksonville, and Cleveland are among other teams that have shown interest in Shaw, who projects as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.
But Shaw is not the biggest QB on the block at 6-0, 207, and he had several injury issues over the course of his college career, including shoulder, foot, and knee ailments, plus a concussion. For the most part he played through the injuries, coming off the bench against Missouri this past season to rally South Carolina to a 27-24 double-overtime victory at Faurot Field. Shaw didn’t start that day because of a knee injury.
Shaw completed 180 of 284 passes for 2,447 yards with 24 touchdowns and just one interception for the Gamecocks last season.