California’s Jared Goff considered the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by Rams at Thursday’s NFL draft

Jared Goff tossed a few short passes and then made longer arcing throws to boys and girls. Carson Wentz took charge of another drill, handing off footballs and demonstrating running techniques.

On Wednesday, the quarterbacks expected to be the first two players picked in the NFL draft appeared relaxed while participating in a youth fitness clinic.

They said they would try to remain that way Thursday night before Commissioner Roger Goodell announces who the Rams selected with the No. 1 pick.

Goff is regarded as the favorite to be chosen by a Rams organization that dramatically traded up to the top of the draft to get a quarterback, preferably one who could help immediately. The scenario gained traction when the Philadelphia Eagles, with Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the fold, traded up for the No. 2 pick, ostensibly for a quarterback who could develop for at least a year.

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead were coy when quizzed about their impending choice.

NFL scouting combine.

Both said they were friendly competitors and were aware that they would be linked throughout their careers.

“We’ve talked through some things at times,” Wentz said.

“We’d watch the mock drafts together and kind of laugh at it,” Goff said.

Both said they

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-draft-rams-20160428-story.html

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