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Random Ramsdom 4/21: Blockbuster Trades, “Done Deals,” and 2016 NFL Draft Implications

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The Boys Are Back! [VIDEO] | Rams’ Official Site

The Los Angeles Rams are back and ready to grind. Watch highlights of the first phase of the offseason workout program.

Heart and Hustle: Tru’s Workout Video |  Rams’ Official Site

Check out Trumaine Johnson’s offseason workout routine at Heart&Hustle gym in Hollywood, Calif.

How a Deal for One is Done |  MMQB

The Titans and Rams pulled off one of the biggest trades in NFL draft history. Here’s how it went down, from a serendipitous situation at the combine to the transaction’s consummation in the cab of a pickup truck

Eagles Make Blockbuster Trade, Moving Up to No. 2 in the 2016 NFL Draft


Scout’s Eye: Jared Goff |  The Real Football Network

Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller reviewed the QB class as a whole earlier this week, but I dug a little deeper on Goff for this piece.

Marketing Bump Also Comes with No. 1 Pick [VIDEO] |  Pro Football Talk

The Rams traded up for the No. 1 pick. While they get to pick who they want, they also get a big business bump too.

Teams that Orchestrated Bradford-Foles Trade Now Control Top of Draft |  Pro Football Talk

Last year, the Rams and Eagles decided that Nick Foles and Sam Bradford, respectively, would solve their problems at quarterback. Now, both teams have made blockbuster moves to the top of the draft, in the hopes of acquiring the quarterbacks that Foles and Bradford will never be.


Goff or Wentz? NFL Insiders Cast Votes For Top QB [In$ider] |  ESPN

We asked 13 of ESPN's NFL writers, analysts and front-office experts to pick the best quarterback in the draft, Goff or Wentz, and to explain why one of them is ahead on their draft board. The results are below, and you can cast your vote here.

(For those without In$ider, Goff received 9 of the 13 votes. Team Goff:  Mel Kiper Jr., Mark Dominik, Louis Riddick, Steve Palazzolo, Aaron Schatz, Steve Muench, Kevin Weidl, John Clayton, Field Yates. Team Wentz: Todd McShay, Bill Polian, Matt Bowen, Adam Caplan.)

Teams Believe Goff to Rams is "Done Deal" |  NJ.com

There isn't much waffling among NFL teams. It seems to be a known deal in league circles that the Rams will take Goff at No. 1 overall, according to sources with four different teams. One individual even declared it a "done deal."

All Signs Point to Rams Drafting Goff |  SB Nation

The Rams say they haven't decided whether they'll take Cal's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, but reading between the lines and listening to what others in the NFL are saying, it becomes clear there's only one choice.


Will QB Go 1-2 In the Draft? Here’s How That’s Gone |  ESPN

If the Los Angeles Rams at No. 1 and Eagles at No. 2 each take a quarterback, it will be the seventh time in the common draft era (since 1967) that QBs will have been selected 1-2 overall.

Clayton: GM’s Under Most Draft Pressure [VIDEO] |  ESPN

ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton breaks down which general managers will have their picks most scrutinized in the 2016 NFL Draft. (1:17)

Is Wentz Worth Trading Up to No. 2? [VIDEO] |  ESPN

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay debate whether QB Carson Wentz is worth trading up to #2 for. (1:59)

Jeff Fisher Says Team In Position To Draft Franchise Player at No. 1



Donte Whitner Hinting At a Possible Signing With the Rams?

(310 just so happens to the be area code in L.A.)

Why Panthers Cut Ties with Josh Norman | Black and Blue Review

NFL general managers don't let their best cornerback walk away. They also don't cut the best player in franchise history when he still has some good years left.

Norman drawing interest from the 49ers, who currently have $52.6M in cap space...