Memphis Tigers

NFL Draft: Players selected in the first round

The players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night in Chicago:

1, Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee)

Jared Goff, QB, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, California

Notable: Set Pac-12 records with 4,719 passing yards and 43 touchdowns last season. First Cal player to go No. 1 overall since 1975 (Steve Bartkowski).

Strengths: Quick release and maintains solid accuracy whether throwing short, intermediate or deep. Will stand and deliver in the face of pressure and moves well within the pocket.

Weaknesses: Toughness is admirable, but he takes too many hits. He fumbled 24 times in three seasons. Some of that is poor recognition of when to get rid of...