Rams draw mostly positive reviews for draft performance

General manager Les Snead, right, and the Rams only participated in two of the NFL draft's three days after the trade to land Jared Goff, left. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Rams only participated in two of the NFL draft's three days after they bold trade from No. 15 to No. 1 to land quarterback Jared Goff.

But with only six picks to make and none in the valuable rounds two and three, the Rams, for the most part, appeared to do pretty well in the eyes of the pundits.

Here's a roundup of some of their immediate grades after the draft:

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. saw the Rams draft similar to yours truly, giving the Rams a 'B-' while noting that Goff's performance will dictate where it goes.

Pro Football Focus gave the Rams an 'A-' for their efforts.

USA Today gave the Rams a 'B'.

CBSSports.com gave the Rams a 'B+.'

SI.com gave the Rams a 'B-.'


A roundup of the weekend's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... On Friday, we counted the ways in which the hard work now begins to ensure Goff's success. ... Goff says he's "open" to potentially becoming a Dodgers fan. ... Goff's college teammates celebrated his going No. 1 overall in a cool video. ... All of Saturday's quick pick analysis can be found here. ... We wrapped up the draft with a breakdown of the entire weekend, including video. ... We opened the mailbag on Sunday and discussed which player, other than Goff, is the most intriguing.


Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Goff got their relationship off to a good start in LA via social media.

Kevin Seifert offered his 10 draft takeaways, including thoughts on Goff and rookie quarterbacks.

Goff joined Max and Marcellus on ESPNLA radio.

I also joined Max and Marcellus to discuss the pick.

On ESPN Insider, Todd McShay calls Pharoh Cooper the Rams' best pick.

At TheMMQB.com, Andy Benoit goes inside the film room with Goff.