Rams take Goff with top pick as Wentz heads to Eagles


The Los Angeles Rams have selected Jared Goff with the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking Carson Wentz at number two.

Los Angeles traded their first-round pick, two second-rounders and a third-round choice in 2016 as well as their first and third-round selections next year to the Tennessee Titans to move from number 15 to the top spot.

And, as expected, the Rams used the top overall pick to bring in Goff on Thursday, regarded by most as the top quarterback in the class.

Goff, who has drawn comparison to Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, racked up 12,195 passing yards and 96 touchdowns in his career at California.

He will now come in as the starter for the Rams, with his first regular-season game coming against the team he supported growing up, the San Francisco 49ers.

Wentz, meanwhile, heads into the pressure cooker in Philadelphia after the Eagles gave up a first-rounder, a third-round pick and a fourth-round selection along with next year's first and a second-rounder in 2018 to trade with the Cleveland Browns and move up from eight to two to take him.

The leap promises to be a significant one for Wentz, who spent his collegiate career at North Dakota State, playing at a lower level of competition than Goff.

Philadelphia's trade to move to number two led to quarterback Sam Bradford reportedly requesting a trade. Wentz is expected to be a backup in his first year with the Eagles, with either Bradford or Chase Daniel poised to start.