Jordan Raanan reports that California QB Jared Goff is “99.9” percent assured to be the Rams selection at No. 1 overall and the entire league expects Los Angeles to draft him.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reported last week that teams around the league seem to think the Rams will take Goff, so there shouldn’t be much surprise here.
In fact, La Canfora added that the Rams’ interest in Goff was reason enough for the Browns to trade down with the Eagles from No. 2 overall to the No. 8 spot.
Rams HC Jeff Fisher also confirmed last week that they are doing their diligence with both of the top quarterbacks available and have already held private workouts with both Goff and North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz back in February.
“We’ve also done private workouts with Jared and with Carson already,” Fisher said. “We did those at the end of February, early March. We were the first ones in. We’re familiar with both of them, in addition to those other prospects on this roster. So, the skill sets are different, the personalities are different, the background is different, the competition is different, and that’s what makes this such a challenge.”
Additionally, Dom Cosentino supports Raanan’s statement, saying the Eagles would not trade up to No. 2 if they did not already know who they were going to draft.
As it seems, Goff will go first overall to the Rams, while the Eagles will select Wentz with the second pick.
We’ll have more regarding the Rams and the No. 1 overall pick as the news is available.