Jared Goff Goes No. 1 Overall to Rams, Carson Wentz to Eagles

Bradley Whitaker
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Both the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles traded away their draft futures for the chance to select one of the top two quarterbacks in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

As expected, the Rams used the Titans’ No. 1 pick to go with the safe choice, Jared Goff. The 21-year-old holds three separate school records (completions, yards, touchdowns) out of California, and looks to be the most pro-ready QB at the moment (we all know how quickly that can change).

That meant the Eagles went with Carson Wentz at No. 2 out of North Dakota State. Philadelphia acquired the pick from Cleveland last week, choosing to draft a quarterback in the first round for the first time since Donovan McNabb back in 1999, who was also the second overall selection.

Wentz arguably has the most upside, and his physical stature suggests he could be a durable quarterback in the NFL. That being said, he spent his college days at a minor program, so expect some speed bumps early on.

Anyone who knows anything about football will tell you neither of these guys are Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning. But it’s always a crapshoot with the draft and finding a solid quarterback is one of the most difficult tasks in football today. Perhaps one of these young guys will be the next great franchise QB.