Rams trade for top pick gets Jerry Jones bold move seal of approval
When the Rams were orchestrating their bold move to Los Angeles, one of their biggest proponents was Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
And after seeing them trade for the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft so they could take a quarterback, Jones could only smile and nod in approval at yet another big move.
“I was surprised, but knowing the organization I’m not surprised,” Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.com. “They’re really showing their colors. Step out there and go to Los Angeles, and then when you look at how they’re setting their sails and it doesn’t surprise me at all with what they’re looking for in the future. It goes to show you certainly need to be thinking about your moves way in advance of the draft if you’re going to go this early. I applaud them. It sounds like they got [what] they wanted.
“Then you’ve got to look at Tennessee and see all those draft picks. I didn’t know Herschel Walker was still around.”
Of course, Jones’ team turned the Herschel Walker haul into the foundation for three Super Bowl titles, and it remains to be seen if having six of the top 76 picks (plus an extra first and third next year) will do the same for Tennessee.
The deal is going to have an impact on the Cowboys one way or another. They’re in need of a quarterback of the future, though they insist Tony Romo still has several good years left. But even if they’re not taking one fourth overall, having people jump in front of them to take one could push a better position player down to them, which could allow them a chance at a Jalen Ramsey or Ezekiel Elliott or Joey Bosa.