Cal’s Jared Goff Considered Favorite for Rams’ No. 1 Pick in NFL Draft

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Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears celebrates after beating the Air Force Falcons 55-36 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Dec. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jared Goff tossed a few short passes and then made longer arcing throws to boys and girls. Carson Wentz took charge of another drill, handing off footballs and demonstrating running techniques.

On Wednesday, the quarterbacks expected to be the first two players picked in the NFL draft appeared relaxed while participating in a youth fitness clinic.

They said they would try to remain that way Thursday night before Commissioner Roger Goodell announces who the Rams selected with the No. 1 pick.

Goff is regarded as the favorite to be chosen by a Rams organization that dramatically traded up to the top of the draft to get a quarterback, preferably one who could help immediately. The scenario gained traction when the Philadelphia Eagles, with Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the fold, traded up for the No. 2 pick, ostensibly for a quarterback who could develop for at least a year.

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Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears drops back to pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of their NCAA football game at California Memorial Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015, in Berkeley. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears drops back to pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of their NCAA football game at California Memorial Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015, in Berkeley. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 27, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 27, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)