L.A. Rams Rumors: Team Is Meeting With Both Jared Goff And Carson Wentz Before NFL Draft

L.A. Rams rumors indicate the team isn’t set on a quarterback yet. The Rams will meet with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz before the 2016 NFL Draft, giving the front office a chance to decide which quarterback best fits in Los Angeles. A report from NBC Sports states that the meetings have already been scheduled. Previous Rams rumors from ESPN.com revealed that Jared Goff could be heading to Los Angeles in the NFL Draft, but now there are NFL analysts stating that the team would rather select Carson Wentz.

During the 2014 college football season, Wentz completed 63.7 percent of his passes on the way to 3,111 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. During four years with the Bison, he completed 64.1 percent of his passes and posted a quarterback rating of 153.9. Wentz finished his college career with 45 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and is about to become one of the first two selections in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Goff played three seasons at California, posting extensive stats during his time in the Pac-12. During the 2015 college football season, Goff finished with 4,714 passing yards, 43 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 161.2. Over 37 games in college, Goff amassed 12,195 passing yards, 96 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions.

Jared Goff With Cal.
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These L.A. Rams rumors seem to confirm that the team is doing everything it can to make sure that they take the right quarterback with the No. 1 overall selection. The Rams gave the Tennessee Titans a lot to move up in the draft order, pushing ahead of several other teams that also want to select quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. It is assumed that the Rams will now select Jared Goff or Carson Wentz with the top pick, and then the Cleveland Browns will select the quarterback left at No. 2.

A report from ESPN.com breaks down exactly what the team had to give up to acquire the first overall selection. The Rams traded a first-round pick (No. 15), two second-round picks (Nos. 43 and 45), and a third-round pick (No. 76) from the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams also traded a first-round pick and a third-round pick from the 2017 NFL Draft. In exchange for those picks, the Tennessee Titans sent back a first-round pick (No. 1), a fourth-round pick (No. 113), and a sixth-round pick (No. 177) from the 2016 NFL Draft.

Everything is on the line for the Los Angeles Rams to make the right pick during the draft. That first-round selection will take place on April 28, but there are expected to be many Rams rumors before the day arrives. It is very difficult to keep a selection like this under wraps, so many NFL analysts are predicting that the information will get leaked at some point soon. The meetings with Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have to take place first, though, giving the front office in Los Angeles a lot of additional information on the quarterback prospects.

L.A. Rams Coach Jeff Fisher
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The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2015 NFL season with a 7-9 record, placing the team third in the NFC West. The Rams only managed to score 280 points on the season, though, primarily due to inconsistent play from the quarterback position. One very bright spot on the roster is running back Todd Gurley, who put up 1,106 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns during his rookie season with the Rams. Teaming up Gurley with a new young quarterback is expected to help push the Rams up the standings again.

The 2016 NFL Draft runs from April 28-30 in Chicago. Over seven rounds, 253 selections will take place, with the Los Angeles Rams already on the clock to make the first overall selection. Up until that day, there will be continued debate on whether the team should select Carson Wentz or Jared Goff as the new quarterback of the future for the franchise.

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