Rams to meet with both Jared Goff, Carson Wentz ahead of NFL draft
Los Angeles Rams officials will meet with both Cal quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz ahead of this month’s NFL draft, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Rams, who acquired the No. 1 overall selection from the Tennessee Titans in a blockbuster trade Thursday, still are leaning toward using the pick on Goff, the source told Schefter, but want to meet with both QBs and debate the decision before making a choice.
Tennessee sent the top selection, along with its fourth- (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) picks this year, to the Rams in exchange for Los Angeles’ first-round pick (No. 15), two second-round selections (Nos. 43 and 45) and a third-round pick (No. 76) in 2016. The Titans will also get the Rams’ first- and third-round picks in 2017.
A team source told Schefter earlier this week that one reason the Rams made this deal now is to give the team “two weeks to debate between Goff and Wentz. You can make a convincing case for both. Both are going to be good.”
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday that the team has already done private workouts with both players.
“We were the first ones in,” Fisher said. “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.”