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The Los Angeles Rams have grabbed the top overall pick in this year’s National Football League draft in a trade with the Tennessee Titans, team officials announced Thursday.

In exchange for the first pick in the NFL draft  — to be held April 28- 30 — the Titans will receive the Rams’ first-round draft pick, which will be the 15th overall draft selection.

The rebuilding Titans — who obtained the top pick by finishing with the worst NFL record — also will get two second-round picks from the Rams (43rd and 45th overall) and a third-round pick (76th).

In addition to garnering the Rams’ 2016 first-round pick, Tennessee also gets the Rams’ first- and third-round draft choices in 2017.

The Rams, in turn, obtained the Titans’ fourth- and sixth-round draft choices in this year’s draft, the 113th and 177th overall picks, respectively.

“Our philosophy always has been to build through the draft,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “This trade is a reflection of that goal.”

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the move will help both teams, giving the Titans extra draft choices to restock their roster and providing the Rams a chance to find a franchise quarterback.

“In order to make a move of this magnitude you have to have a good trade partner,” said Fisher, a former standout defensive back for the USC Trojans, and former head coach of the Titans. “We appreciate working with the Titans on an opportunity that can benefit both organizations.”

Two quarterbacks said to be on the Rams’ short list for the top pick are Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and Jared Goff from Cal.

—City News Service

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