Jon Robinson told the NFL he was open to trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in this upcoming draft for a "Kings ransom" and that is exactly what he got. After being recently hired Robinson is off to a great start as GM by trading the No. 1 overall pick for the Rams No. 15, No. 43, No. 45, No. 76 just in this years draft and also received a first and third round selection in 2017. The Rams get the No. 1 overall pick as well as a fourth round and sixth round selection in 2016. Essentially people are calling this karma for the Rams for what they did the desperate Washington Redskins in 2012 even though that trade amounted to nothing for either teams.
The immediate winner of this blockbuster trade is the Tennessee Titans with already the quarterback of the future in Marcus Mariota at the helm, they can address the much needed help at numerous other positions immediately. Some consider this draft to be one of the deepest especially on the defensive side of the ball in half a decade. With 6 picks in the first 76 picks of the draft, Robinson and the Titans have the "currency" to be able to move up or down to grab anyone they want that they see is the best fit to make an impact. If I am a titans fan, I am sleeping very well at night knowing that my future is very bright and now it all relies on draft quality young football players.
On the other side of the Deal, the Rams are taking a huge risk that many NFL viewers saw the Redskins take in 2012 that did not quite work out in their favor which lead to an overhaul in the coaching staff and GM position just 2 years later. Being the first season in Los Angeles and wanting to create a lot of buzz and hype around the team with a new face of the franchise, I understand the move. Risking the next 3 years on just 1 pick and that pick going to be more than likely Jared Goff over Carson Wentz is a huge gamble that I would not want on my shoulders. The last 5 quarterbacks to go No. 1 overall were Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Sam Bradford and Matthew Stafford. Is Jared Goff in that category? Can he live up to those names? besides Sam Bradford who was considered a can't miss prospect coming out of Oklahoma and one of the cleanest quarterbacks coming out who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and I think we remember how that all ended up...
Overall, it is a trade for the future for a quarterback in a quarterback driven league. You either strike gold or you don't and have to bear the consequences of the setbacks caused by greed. this will shake up the top 10 in my opinion pretty well:
No. 1 Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams)
No. 2 Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles from the Cleveland Browns)
No. 3 DeForest Buckner (San Diego Chargers)
No. 4 Joey Bosa (Dallas Cowboys)
No. 5 Myles Jack (Jacksonville Jaguars)
No. 6 Jalen Ramsey (Baltimore Ravens)
No. 7 Vernon Hargreaves III ( San Francisco 49ers)
No. 8 Laremy Tunsil (Cleveland Browns from Philadelphia)
No. 9 Shaq Lawson ( Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
No. 10 Ronnie Stanley (New York Giants)