Los Angeles Rams won’t regret missing out on first round again in 2018

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Brandin Cooks
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Brandin Cooks /

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Rams will be without a pick in the first round, which is fine.

Around this time last year, the popular talk surrounding the Los Angeles Rams was whether the team would regret trading their first-round pick to the Tennessee Titans as part of the deal that helped the team land Jared Goff. Based off his rookie campaign, there were plenty of Rams fans that wasted no time writing off the former California quarterback before realizing Goff was the perfect fit for this offense under Sean McVay.

Between earning a trip to the Pro Bowl along with helping Los Angeles make NFL history by becoming the first team to go from worst to first in scoring, Goff quickly showed that he was well worth giving up that first-round pick to Tennessee. Otherwise, who knows where this offense would be heading into the 2018 season with someone else.

One of the main reasons why there was so much excitement surrounding the hiring of McVay was due to his ability to get the best out of players, and that was clearly the case with Goff after seeing how quickly he picked up the new offense. If year one was any indication of what to expect moving forward, this Rams’ offense led by Goff is going to be a blast for football fans to follow not just in 2018, but for years to come.

As for what to expect from this year’s draft, there may be some fans that were upset over Los Angeles giving up their first-round pick for a second year in a row so the team could acquire Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots. However, when looking at how a speedy deep threat like Cooks is only going to help Goff continue reaching new levels, giving up this first rounder will be well worth it.

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Plus, if the Rams do in fact find a way to reward Cooks with an extension before the regular season rolls around, this would make giving up a first rounder even more with it. At the end of the day, Los Angeles is making all of the necessary moves to give them the best chance of making a legitimate run at the Super Bowl, and if it works, nobody will question the team’s decision of giving up that No. 23 pick.