Ever since the news broke that L.A had traded up for the number one overall pick in this year’s Draft, not a single person in the world of football doubted that taking a potential franchise signal caller was their intention. Now the only question is, will it be Cal’s Jared Goff, or North Dakota’s Carson Wentz?
Many experts seem to agree that Wentz definitely has the most upside between the two, but he needs some time to develop. However, what you have to look at when you’re in the Ram’s position is which of the two can step in and play for you right away and actually win games.
The Rams are in a lot different of a position than the Cleveland Browns, who are currently in possession of the number two overall pick. Cleveland is in a state of total rebuild, despite quotes from Head Coach Marvin Lewis saying otherwise. Therefore, it would make more sense for Wentz to head to the shores of Lake Erie, where he will have at least two years (the length of RG3’s contract) to hone his craft and maximize his potential.
Goff on the other hand, has a whole 3 years as a starting collegiate quarterback under his belt compared to Wentz’s 1 ¾ (he broke his wrist near the end of his final year). Despite coming from a very college style spread-offense, Goff has the experience in big games as well as the ability and accuracy to make every throw in the book.
Any rookie quarterback can’t be expected to be perfect coming into the NFL in year one and starting. However, the Rams have all the perfect pieces in play to compensate for Goff’s transitional period. As mentioned before, the team is anchored by one of the most fearsome defenses in the league. Then there is 2015’s #10 overall pick RB Todd Gurley, who is heading into this next offseason healthy and hungry.
In the end, Goff should be the choice of the Rams here. Keep the kid from Cal in California and build him as the face of a revamped franchise. Wentz will be great eventually, but if L.A wants to see a post-season in 2016, go Goff.
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