5 Takeaways From Los Angeles Rams' 2016 NFL Draft

By Brendan Patel

The Los Angeles Rams made a huge splash when they traded up and took Jared Goff with the first overall pick. They have a potentially dominant defense as well as one of the best young running backs in the game, and will look to make a push towards the playoffs. Here are five takeaways from their 2016 draft.

5 Takeaways From Los Angeles Rams\' 2016 NFL Draft
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5. Team Wants To Win Now

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The team could have added depth to their talented defense or perhaps built up their offensive line. There were plenty of developmental quarterbacks later in the draft, but the team wants to win now.

5. Team Wants To Win Now

The team could have added depth to their talented defense or perhaps built up their offensive line. There were plenty of developmental quarterbacks later in the draft, but the team wants to win now.

4. Organization Was Tired Of Quarterback Struggles

Organization Was Tired Of Quarterback Struggles Credit: Getty Images
The Rams have struggled greatly at quarterback in recent years, and there were questions who would be their starting quarterback. Instead, they made a bold move to take the quarterback they wanted.

4. Organization Was Tired Of Quarterback Struggles

The Rams have struggled greatly at quarterback in recent years, and there were questions who would be their starting quarterback. Instead, they made a bold move to take the quarterback they wanted.

3. Heavy Emphasis On Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

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The team needs more talent at wide receiver and tight end, and they spent four draft picks on those two positions late in the draft. It is important that they surround their young quarterback with enough weapons to be successful.

3. Heavy Emphasis On Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

The team needs more talent at wide receiver and tight end, and they spent four draft picks on those two positions late in the draft. It is important that they surround their young quarterback with enough weapons to be successful.

2. Jared Goff Needs To Prove Himself

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The Rams gave up a lot to get Goff, and now he must prove that he was worth the gamble. He has a lot of talent and can lean on a strong running game to start his career, but at some point they will need him to step up and make big plays.

2. Jared Goff Needs To Prove Himself

The Rams gave up a lot to get Goff, and now he must prove that he was worth the gamble. He has a lot of talent and can lean on a strong running game to start his career, but at some point they will need him to step up and make big plays.

1. This Draft Will Be Remembered For The Trade

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This was a huge trade that gives the organization plenty of momentum as they head to Los Angeles. It could be seen as a great move down the line, or it could set the franchise back and leave them searching for answers.

1. This Draft Will Be Remembered For The Trade

This was a huge trade that gives the organization plenty of momentum as they head to Los Angeles. It could be seen as a great move down the line, or it could set the franchise back and leave them searching for answers.

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