Los Angeles Rams acquire No. 1 overall pick in 2016 NFL draft

The Rams first season back in Los Angeles just got a little more exciting.

The team announced Thursday morning that it has acquired the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, moving itself into position to land what it hopes will be a franchise quarterback. The question now: Will it be North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, or Cal’s Jared Goff?

The Rams’ pressing need behind center was obvious, what with them ranking dead-last in the league in total offense. As much as the franchise tried to insist that Case Keenum was its starter for the time being, it was clear that the NCAA’s all-time passing leader wasn’t a viable long-term answer.

And so the Rams jumped up 14 spots, giving up six draft picks to Tennessee in exchange for the chance to take who they think will be the best player on the board. The Titans will receive the No. 15, 43, 45, and 76 picks in this year’s draft, along with first- and third-round selections in 2017.

The Rams also got a fourth- and sixth-round 2016 picks in the blockbuster trade.