There’s been much speculation about who would be taken with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, with such a seemingly sub-par draft class especially at the quarterback position.
That question seems to have been answered.
As of Thursday morning, the Tennessee Titans have traded the #1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams seem to have fallen in love with California QB Jared Goff over also toughed prospect Jared Wentz. Adam Schefter noted the Rams have been, “plotting this move for weeks.”
Many draft experts had the Browns taking Goff with the second pick, who seemed to be a lock with the Titans already having a QB in Marcus Mariotta at #1.
The Rams will also receive a fourth-round pick (No. 113) and sixth-round pick (No. 177). In exchange, the Titans will receive the 15th overall pick this year, two second-round picks (Nos. 43 and 45), and a third-round pick (No. 76). Tennessee will also get Los Angeles’ first-round pick and third-round pick in 2017.
The Rams currently have Nick Folles and Case Keenum (listed as the starter) on their roster, but are likely looking to draft a prospective franchise QB as they will make their return to Los Angeles this upcoming season.
Cleveland does of course have Robert Griffin III, but was expected to also bring in a rookie QB to compete as well as provide a security blanket along side Josh McCown who’s still currently on the roster.
Goff completed 341 of his 529 pass attempts during his senior season, racking up 4,719 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
The Rams are the first team to trade for the #1 pick in 12 years.