By Cole Weinstein
The now Los Angeles Rams have made yet another splash in the NFL, trading with the Tennessee Titans for the number one overall pick in the NFL’s annual player draft that will take place from April 28 to 30. To make the trade from pick number 15 to one, the biggest jump by a team trading for the number one pick, the Rams gave up a first-round pick (15), two second-round picks (43 and 45), a third-round pick (76), and a first and third rounder in the 2017 draft. In return they were given the first overall pick along with a fourth (113) and sixth-round (177) pick.
While no one has confirmed anything, the Rams are all but guaranteed to take one of two quarterbacks, Cal's Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz. But despite uncertainty, almost all reports have Goff wearing the Rams’ cap on draft night.
Below the Rams at the number two overall pick is the Philadelphia Eagles, who previously traded with the Miami Dolphins for the eighth spot, then they traded with the Cleveland Browns for the number two spot that they have now. Unlike the Rams, Eagles’ Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Howie Roseman, has confirmed that the Eagles will draft the quarterback not taken by the Rams.
With Los Angeles and Philadelphia both taking quarterbacks, this will be only the seventh time in the Super Bowl era that the first two selections would be quarterbacks and the fourth time in the Super Bowl era that the top two picks would be traded.
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