Los Angeles Rams 1st Round Trade Scenarios, Ensuring the Best Outcome for the 2024 Draft

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Les Snead has said he is very much open to trading the Los Angeles Rams first-round pick for the 8th straight time, but this year he has options. Will Snead once again say, “F*ck Them Picks”?

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Los Angeles Rams First Round Trade Options

Trade Up For An Edge Rusher or Cornerback

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The Rams need a premier player at both positions, trading up would ensure that they have the best shot at landing the top player that fits their team build.

Los Angeles Rams Trade Pick 19 and 85 to the Atlanta Falcons for Pick 8 to select Dallas Turner

The Falcons need to add multiple pieces to their defense to field a winning team opposite the new quarterback, Kirk Cousins. Head coach Raheem Morris takes a page out of the Rams playbook, accumulating picks, but also gives them a little sweetheart deal for stealing two coaches from the Rams staff.

Los Angeles Rams Trade Pick 19 and 99 to the Indianapolis Colts for Pick 15 to select Terrion Arnold or Cooper DeJean

The Colts can’t pass up adding a late third-rounder to trade back just four spots, where they can still draft Nate Wiggins or the other CB the Rams didn’t pick.

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Trade Back to Accumulate Picks

Trading back has been the Rams M.O., although given the high-level team needs makes this less likely. That said, Les Snead often zigs when everyone expects him to zag.

The Dallas Cowboys trade 24 and 87 to move up to 19

The Cowboys stood pat in free agency and are now itching to go up and snag their favorite offensive linemen. The demand is high, so they have to get aggressive.

The Cleveland Browns trade 54, 85, and 156 for 19 and 196

The Browns haven’t had a first-round pick since 2021 and are also eager to find a tackle or a wide receiver in the draft.

Trade for a Star

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The Rams trade 19 to the Miami Dolphins for Bradley Chubb and pick 184

The Dolphins have to make a play to get cheaper. They swap out Chubb and use the pick to draft Laiatu Latu.

The Rams trade 19 and 99 to the Dallas Cowboys for DaRon Bland

The Cowboys lost a key piece of their offensive line and their top priority has to be giving Dak Prescott optimal protection to give themselves a shot at another Lombardi in Jerry Jones‘ lifetime.

The Rams trade 19, 99 and 2025’s 1st Round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for Maxx Crosby

The Los Angeles Rams break the bank to ensure they have another young premier defender on the roster for the foreseeable future. The Raiders have 100 and one holes to fill on their roster and jump at the opportunity to pile on picks including two more first-rounders.

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