Signs point strongly to Jared Goff as the first pick

AP

Immediately after the Rams traded up from No. 15 to No. 1 in the draft, it seemed that the Rams would select quarterback Carson Wentz. Ultimately, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the Rams would take Wentz or quarterback Jared Goff — and that’s perhaps exactly what the Rams wanted.

As time has passed, a very strong sense has emerged that Goff will indeed be the selection. The decision of the Eagles, who reportedly covet Wentz not Goff, to move to No. 2 suggests strongly that the Eagles know that Goff will be the pick in Los Angeles. Perhaps the only thing that would keep that from happening at this point would be Goff figuratively (or literally) being hit by a bus between now and Thursday night.

The clearest sign that Goff will be the guy comes from Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, who reported after the trade that the Rams were “targeting” Wentz. Farmer has since done a 180.

“Although I first thought the Rams’ pick was Carson Wentz, I believe I misread the signs,” Farmer said Sunday on Twitter. “Mark me down for Jared Goff.”

Mark me down for Goff, too. If Farmer now believes it, that’s good enough for me.

25 responses to “Signs point strongly to Jared Goff as the first pick

  1. This would be a good move for the Rams. You need a good QB to succeed in the NFL, and Goff is going to be a good NFL QB. It’s a good move but not a great move. There are four franchise QBs coming out this year, and Goff is the 4th best. But the 4th best QB from this outstanding class is still good enough to win super bowls with, so it’s a good thing. The best QB could still be there late round one or early round two, but someone like John Elway is probably going to get him. That’s the old rich getting richer theory. There’s a reason for it. The rich are rich because they know how to evaluate talent better than the poor. The Rams owner is filthy rich so he could probably care less.

  2. mdintino1420 says:
    Apr 24, 2016 10:09 PM

    Goff is going to be the next Kurt Warner.
    _____________

    He’s going to stock shelves in a grocery store before playing in the Arena Football League?

  3. I like everything about Carson Wentz.
    He’s got the size, arm, mobility, winner, played in a pro style offense, seems to be well articulated, but theres one thing I keep coming back to .. Its his very limited experience. There are kids in high school who have more lifetime starts then Wentz. If Heisman trophy winners often flame out in the NFL..I have to think Wentz’ odds of being a bust are just as high if not higher. Kurt Warner said it well when he said “too often QBs dont ever reach their ceiling so I’d take the QB who is more polished today and for me thats Jared Goff”. Wentz seems like a good guy and I hope he pans out.. But I concur that Goff is the safer pick.

  4. Rams -> Goff
    Iggles -> Wentz
    Charges -> Tunsil (should be defensive player)
    Cobwoys -> Ramsey
    Jags -> Zeke Elliott
    Ravens -> Bosa

    That’s a lock…
    Anyone’s guess after that…

  5. I’m curious as to why you are so wiling to trust someone’s ability to “read the signs” when they admitted they already misread said signs…

  6. tonebones says:
    Apr 24, 2016 10:08 PM
    This would be a good move for the Rams. You need a good QB to succeed in the NFL, and Goff is going to be a good NFL QB. It’s a good move but not a great move. There are four franchise QBs coming out this year, and Goff is the 4th best. But the 4th best QB from this outstanding class is still good enough to win super bowls with, so it’s a good thing.
    —————————–

    Just wondering, wouldn’t winning the SB count as success? Because the team that just did managed to do it while getting next to nothing out of the QB position and appear willing to defend it that way too. There is more than one path to success in the NFL. Producing four franchise QB’s would put this draft up there with the ’83 or ’04 classes. If you really believe that’s true I have a great time share opportunity for you.

  7. What a difference one slot makes. You could be starting for a team in Southern California and living in Newport Beach or the Hollywood Hills.

    Or you could end up in Philadelphia.

    Ain’t life grand???

  8. Goff is the hometown kid. He’ll sell tickets. Which is the only reason the Rams traded their future to for the #1 pick.

    Next?

  9. When i watch Goff’s highlights, almost every time he throws deep, the WR has to turn around and adjust to the football (slightly under-thrown)..i rarely see that in Wentz’s highlights..so as an Eagles fan, i hope Goff wraps himself up in bubble wrap for the next 4 days so my Eagles can get Wentz, the Big Ben/Cam Newton combo !

  10. If the Rams are so gullible then how could they have drafted the last two Rookies of the Year (Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley)? Dumb luck?

  11. Alex Smith V2.0…. you know what? I’m sure the Rams would be very, very, very happy if Goff turned out to be Alex 2.0…

    js

  12. Why would you want to throw people off when you trade up for the number one overall pick? You’d think they would be proud to say who they are taking and show confidence in the new franchise quarterback from day one.

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