Jared Goff is the draft's best quarterback who excels at doing the small stuff. With the way he reads a defense, works progressions and fits the ball in a tight window, it's easy to see why he can make an impact early in his career. Tyler Higbee is a good pass catching tight end, but he has a lot of off-field issues. If he had a clean character checklist, he'd have gone much higher. But he's someone the team will have to monitor closely. The Rams smartly just slipped back in the fourth round a little bit to take wide receiver Pharoh Cooper. He can line up all over the field and adds an athletic element to the roster. Josh Forrest, the team's pick at No. 190, can play inside and outside and will be an asset on special teams. Look for sixth-round pick Michael Thomas to stick on the roster. He has a penchant for making tough catches.
—Dan Kadar, SB Nation
The Rams moved up in the draft to take the top QB, and that’s exactly what they did. We can, and will, speculate for days, weeks, and months to come, but the Rams got their guy. He’s the most NFL-ready prospect, and could very well be called upon early in the 2016 season. Whether Wentz is the better player in 5 years remains to be seen, but let’s face it...this regime needs to start winning, and they need to start winning quickly. Jared Goff can help them achieve that.
With the departure of TE Jared Cook, the Rams had a clear roster hole at tight end. Higbee addresses that in a significant way now with Lance Kendricks the only game-ready talent on the roster. How he fits in to the rebuilding of the NFL's 32-ranked offense in 2015 will have to be seen.
Cooper's an athletic albeit undersized wideout who didn't test incredibly well at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. His tape suggests, though, that he has some agility that comes out on gameday that perhaps didn't surface during the testing season.
Hemingway's an athletic, downfield target who gives them the upside to replace Jared Cook's athleticism on the roster.
This pick screams Daren Bates replacement to me. Someone who can provide depth in a pinch, but will be relied upon to become one of Jeff Fisher's coveted 'core' special teams players - hopefully sans the personal fouls.
Thomas' fit in 2016 is a bit muddy with the previous selection of South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper and incumbents Tavon Austin, Brian Quick, and Kenny Britt. Look for Thomas to show some fight in camp and land as a special teamer/depth WR.