Rams Take Jared Goff No. 1 In NFL Draft
St. Louis Los Angeles Rams traded a truckload of picks to the Tennessee Titans earlier this spring in order to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. They used that pick Thursday night in order to grab the top-rated quarterback off the board.
The Rams drafted Cal standout Jared Goff, which puts a young, fresh, face to lead a franchise in the middle of a giant makeover.
Jon Gruden referred to Goff as “calm and cool, much like Joe Montana.” That might be a stretch, but Goff is a stud and will likely be a perennial All-Pro.
But fans on Twitter were mostly just pissed that the Rams took up their entire ten-minute time limit to announce the No. 1 overall selection.
— Will Kunkel (@KWCHWill) April 29, 2016
— Ray Bentley (@Rentley50) April 29, 2016
Using the full 10 minutes with the first round pick is like farting in a crowded elevator and you had tacos last night. #NFLDraft2016
— John Stephens (@BelowZero8) April 29, 2016
Others simply weren’t that optimistic about Goff in general, such as this bitter St. Louis radio host:
Rams ruined #1 pick Sam Bradford.I’m sure they’re up to the task of destroying Jared Goff as well.It’s what they do, and they’re good at it.
— Doug Vaughn (@DVaughn_CBS920) April 29, 2016
The Philadelphia Eagles took North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall. It will be very interesting to see who pans out and who doesn’t. Both likely have bright futures.
But kudos to the new L.A. Rams for making a big splash in their new city.