Having secured the number one pick for the 2016 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams are making sure that it will be worth it. Rumors have been swirling with over two days left before the draft in Chicago and the Rams are still uncertain if Jared Goff is worth the number one pick.
Other NFL analysts stated that the Rams are keeping their mouths shut not until the name of the player has been formally announced and their list is rumored to have narrowed down to either Goff or Carson Wentz.
Both Rams general manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher told AP through Oregon Live that they have gambled enough to get the top pick for this year’s draft and though pressure is mounting, they added that they are not going to make any mistake in this year’s pick.
“I do think both of the players [Goff and Wentz] are very good, and both are going to have very good careers. But I can tell you that we wanted to get to No. 1 so that we would have a choice, and be able to pick one of the two. But in terms of pressure, just because there’s two (candidates), I don’t think that’s anything added. We wanted to get there to have that choice,” Snead said.
Indeed getting the top pick had its price as the Rams lost six of their picks and after taking the top pick in the first round, they won’t be able to get another pick not until Saturday’s fourth round. For Fisher, they have done their homework and the decision as to who will be their first pick will surely determine the course that the Rams will be taking.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time. Probably three visits with each quarterback, hours and hours and hours. We’ve done our research and studied and talked to dozens and dozens of people that are close to both candidates. We’ve done our work. They’re both going to play in this league, and they’re both going to be very good players,” Fisher explained.
If ever there’s one who strong believes that the Rams will pick Goff, it is former Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Ron Edwards. Edwards told Fox Sports that he is excited to see the Rams back in Los Angeles and stated that Goff will be a perfect fit for the team.
Edwards played for the Panthers from 2011 to 2012 before shifting his career to the European football. Then came back and went for a tryout with the New England Patriots but his back injury caused him everything as he never get to play in the NFL again. Edwards was the original LA Rams’ last draft pick before the team moved to St. Louis in the spring of 1995.
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