The Los Angeles Rams surprised folks on Thursday, trading a boatload of picks to the Tennessee Titans for the No. 1 pick. That kind of move generally only happens when a team wants to draft a potential franchise quarterback, and that means there is all sorts of QB speculation at the top of the draft board.
As soon as the deal was done, we had a couple reports suggesting Carson Wentz was going to be the pick:
#Rams source says Wentz is the pick. Said decision was made awhile ago. Said trade haggling took awhile.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 14, 2016
Rams are taking a QB with No. 1 pick. I believe they're leaning toward Carson Wentz, but Jared Goff heavily in mix too. This gives them time— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) April 14, 2016
That was then followed by reports and/or predictions that Jared Goff would be the pick.
Multiple sources expect Jared Goff to be the #1 overall pick in the draft.https://t.co/YdIBIyIEcb— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 14, 2016
I would bet they pick Goff, yes https://t.co/5FrLYexU1H— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) April 14, 2016
And of course, some people are saying the Rams don't know for certain what they're going to do.
Just filed a story on the trade @theMMQB. Will link when it’s live.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 14, 2016
Rams have not decided with certainty who they will pick at number one.
One NFL insider says Wentz done deal for weeks, another NFL says Rams don't know who they're going to pick.— sarah sprague (@sarah_sprague) April 14, 2016
My guess is that Goff is the pick, but it is no more than a guess at this point. And what do the Cleveland Browns then do at No. 2? If they like both quarterbacks, it doesn't really matter. If they like one more than another, they are left hoping.