How Does the Rams-Titans Trade Shake Up the Draft?

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Jan 31, 2016; Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of the NFL gold shield logo at the 50-yard line to commemorate Super Bowl 50 during the 2016 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 31, 2016; Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of the NFL gold shield logo at the 50-yard line to commemorate Super Bowl 50 during the 2016 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Twitter broke and the NFL community lost their minds when the Los Angeles (St. Louis) Rams traded the Tennessee

The Rams have shaken up the whole draft

Titans for the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft; rightfully so, as the first pick hasn’t been traded before the draft since 2001 when Atlanta traded up to grab QB

Michael Vick

.

With the Rams now having the first pick, it is highly contemplated that they take quarterback Jared Goff out of California. As much as the Rams are leaning towards Goff right now, don’t rule NDSU QB Carson Wentz out of the picture.

What does this mean for the rest of the league?

The Rams have shaken up the whole draft.

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If the Rams take their guy and leave the Browns with a quarterback they don’t grade as high as the other, expect them to try to initiate a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles if their man is still on the board. Another possibility is the Browns take one of the defensive studs at #2. This means that Laremy Tunsil, everyone’s projected #1 overall pick when the Titans held the pick, will probably fall out of the top 3, and possibly top 5.

The trade also affects Paxton Lynch, quarterback from Memphis, who will be taken no later than the top 12 picks now that the Rams are guaranteed the #1 pick. NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright had this to say about Lynch’s good fortune:

For the Cincinnati Bengals, this trade may cause some shakeups in their board. With the possibility of Tunsil falling, some team will select him over a defensive player, causing that defensive player to fall possibly in the Bengals’ lap. If a man like A’Shawn Robinson or Jarran Reed is still available at 24, the Bengals will more than likely choose one of them over a receiver.

Stay tuned, and you will see how just how much this affects the Bengals draft here at Stripe Hype.

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