The Los Angeles Rams made a blockbuster trade on Thursday when they acquired the No. 1 overall pick of this year’s NFL draft from the Tennessee Titans. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Rams are going for a quarterback, but who will they select?
Los Angeles traded their 15th overall pick of this year’s draft, along with two second-round picks, a third-round pick as well as a first and third-round picks in 2017. Beside the first overall pick, Tennessee also sent its fourth and sixth-round picks in 2017 to the Rams.
In a report by ESPN, NFL rumors in Los Angeles imply that the Rams will select a QB, most likely Jared Goff of the University of California. However, they also have the option to draft Carson Wentz of North Dakota State University.
“We’ve also done private workouts with Jared and with Carson already. We did those at the end of February, early March. We were the first ones in. We’re familiar with both of them in addition to those other prospects on this roster. So, the skill sets are different, the personalities are different, the background is different, the competition is different, and that’s what makes this such a challenge,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.
According to Campus Insiders, both Goff and Wentz have fantastic abilities with Wentz having the edge in terms of arm strength and size. On the other hand, Goff is seen as a better fit in Los Angeles and is compared to Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
Nonetheless, the Rams currently have three quarterbacks on their roster including Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Sean Mannion. They also have the youngest team in the NFL right now and has drafted well in the past couple of drafts.
They selected defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 13th overall pick in 2014 and running back Todd Gurley with the 10th pick last year. The Rams also have a good history when they traded for the first overall pick.
While it was still new in St. Louis, the Rams traded up to acquire the first pick in the 1997 draft and selected future Hall of Fame offensive tackle Orlando Pace, per the Los Angeles Times. He helped the Rams win Super Bowl 34 in 2000 against the Titans.
Rams fans are hoping their first overall pick in this year’s draft will do the same thing and lead the team back to the Super Bowl.
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