Jared Goff picked No. 1 overall by Rams; Wentz goes No. 2 to Eagles

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For the second time in seven years, the Los Angeles Rams used the first overall pick in the NFL draft on a quarterback, kicking off Thursday’s festivities by selecting California’s Jared Goff.

Goff is the 22nd quarterback taken with the first overall pick in the common draft era (since 1967) and the first Cal quarterback to land in the first round since the Green Bay Packers took Aaron Rodgers at No. 24 in 2005.

Rodgers tweeted congratulations to Goff after the pick was announced.

In a interview with ESPN just before the draft began, Goff said he was a San Francisco 49ers fan growing up and would like to wear the No. 16 with the Rams in honor of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. Goff also wore the number at California.

The Rams’ choice comes after the the team, which is returning to Los Angeles this

Article source: http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2016/story/_/id/15422430/los-angeles-rams-select-jared-goff-no-1-overall-pick

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