Pick #1 — Los Angeles Rams
We obviously know by now, this has to be a quarterback. The only question is, which one?
Honestly, I’ve read and heard opinions from plenty of different influential people speaking on the draft that seem to think Goff is the obvious choice…but then I see just about as many who think the exact same thing regarding Wentz.
What I know for sure is that neither is a sure-fire thing at this point.
The main positives for picking Goff here revolve around the idea that he is more NFL-ready right now. In comparison to Wentz, Goff consistently played against tougher competition in college, he has shown a stronger propensity for being able to beat blitzes with big plays, and proved to be on another level in terms of accuracy in the red-zone.
In Wentz’s favor, he has a body that should be better-suited to handle taking hits (Wentz is slightly taller, but also has about 25 pounds on Goff), already has experience running a pro-style offense (a.k.a. taking snaps under center), and has been considered to have the better long-term potential.
In terms of the way the Rams are currently set up, getting the seemingly more pro-ready quarterback is probably the move they feel they need to make.
Just look at this team. Among other things, they have a defense which does plenty to terrorize opposing offenses, a high-level weapon at running back who can blow open plays and games, and a couple of useful & intriguing receiving options; they also have a coach/GM combo that has yet to even get this team to .500 despite the undeniable talents on the roster.
What they have long been missing someone capable throwing the ball. Had they actually done better with the QB position in the past few years, they could actually be right there with the recent success of their division mates.
Bringing in Goff not only gives them their QB for the future; it gives the Rams someone who gives them their best chance at immediately taking the next step forward as a franchise.