The Los Angeles Rams pushed all their chips into the pot and made a huge trade to obtain the top overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams sent two firsts, two seconds and two third round picks to the Tennessee Titans to go from No.15 to No.1 in the draft to select their potential franchise quarterback.
The only question remaining is which quarterback will be roaming the sidelines for the Rams next season. There is no doubt the decision is between Jared Goff of Cal and Carson Wentz of North Dakota State.
Goff would immediately make a connection with the new Rams’ fanbase, as the signal caller was born and raised in California before joining the Golden Bears. Though Goff could stand to add a few pounds of muscle to his frame, he has the proper arm strength and mobility in the pocket to make an immediate impact on the Rams.
Wentz has all the measurements that make offensive coordinators drool and has proven that he can zip the ball during the lead in to the draft. Wentz did not put up staggering numbers against subpar competition, but played in a pro-style offense at North Dakota State.
Goff seems to be more pro-ready, but Wentz seems to have the higher ceiling. Despite the potential debate, the general consensus among pundits and insiders is that the Rams will select Goff first overall.
BREAKING: The Tennessee Titans traded the first overall pick in the NFL Draft to the LA Rams.
We are less than three weeks away from the NFL Draft and the speculation for who will be selected first overall is in full effect. And of course, it wouldn’t be draft season if there wasn’t speculation about the first overall pick being traded.
Laremy Tunsil is the odds-on favorite (-300) to be the first player to hear his name said at the draft according to Sportsbook. If the Tennessee Titans stay put and select first overall, Tunsil is the obvious pick. The Ole Miss-alum is the best tackle in this year’s crop of new players and the Titans desperately need to do everything in their power to protect Marcus Mariota better than his rookie year.
However, there is a lot of talk that the Titans would like to trade down because they can likely grab Tunsil a few picks later. If a team does decide to mortgage their future to move into the top pick, then it will almost certainly be for a quarterback. The top two signal callers in the draft class are Carson Wentz (+700) and Jared Goff (+2000).
One interesting player to watch will be Jalen Ramsey (+300). Many look at the defensive back as the top prospect in the draft, which may include the Titans if some circulating rumors are to be believed. The cornerback/safety hybrid fits into the mold of modern secondary players, like Tyrann Mathieu, who excel at making plays first and foremost.