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Les Snead scouting QBs, but puts faith in Sam Bradford

Armed with a bevy of early draft picks, St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead has been doing his due diligence on quarterbacks.

"We've definitely scouted QBs," Snead told NFL Media's Adam Schein on Sirius XM Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday ".... (The 2014 draft) happens to be deeper from top to bottom at the QB position than it has been in years. ... You're going to have more QBs on the board. Hey, you've got be willing to decide at a particular spot in the draft if that's the best player for your organization or not."

Snead insisted last month at the NFL Annual Meeting he didn't plan on drafting a quarterback, especially as high as the No. 2 pick.

However, Snead's comments Monday mesh with a report stating the Rams were "strongly considering" drafting a signal-caller who could compete with Sam Bradford "in a year or two."

The momentum for the Rams drafting a quarterback has been building throughout the evaluation process. In a mock draft to be released Tuesday on NFL.com, Charles Davis slots Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to St. Louis in the No. 13 spot.

Snead is certainly aware of the growing conversation about the Rams' quarterback situation, but his message remains consistent. He told the "The Rich Eisen Podcast" that Bradford "definitely" remains his quarterback.

"When Sam was healthy ... long story short, we were 5-2-1 in a very tough division," Snead said. "So, I can say all that ... and plus the experience he's already gained, plus the throws he's made. All of those things we say, 'You know what? He's a starting quarterback.' Better for us to reap the benefits of all of that than some other team."

The Rams might not use the No. 2 pick on a quarterback, but it's becoming clearer they won't hesitate to grab a younger quarterback if he is atop their draft board when they go on the clock.

You can catch Les Snead's entire chat with Rich Eisen on Tuesday's edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast."

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