Rams Showing Strong Interest in Brandstater

Scout.com Senior NFL Analyst has learned that the Rams have been showing plenty of interest in Fresno State QB Tom Brandstater.

The St. Louis Rams are showing strong interest in Tom Brandstater, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback out of Fresno State.

The Rams, according to a source, had scheduled a private workout/meeting on March 10 for the strong-armed thrower. He's also scheduled for an official visit with the team on April 15-16.

Just prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, Brandstater tore a lat muscle under his right arm, but still managed to make a strong showing in passing drills and in workouts despite the injury. He opted not to participate in the school's Pro Day on March 11 to allow the muscle to heal, and will hold a personal Pro Day on April 11.

During the 2008 season, Brandstater completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 2,664 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's been receiving high ratings for his combination of size and mobility, his arm strength, football intelligence and leadership skills. He finished third among all quarterbacks at the Combine in the three-cone drill and fifth in the 20-yard shuttle.

Scout.com subscribers can listen to an exclusive audio interview with Brandstater that was conducted during Fresno State's Pro Day, compliments of BarkBoard.com, the network's Fresno State site.

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