NFL Insider Expects Los Angeles Rams To Entertain Jalen Ramsey-like Trade Opportunities In NFL Draft

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Back in 2019, Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead felt he needed to swing for the fences to improve the roster in a big way. He executed a trade for a young, All-Pro cornerback named Jalen Ramsey. But the price wasn’t cheap. The Rams had to trade their next two first-round picks plus an additional fourth-round selection to the Jaguars just to acquire the shutdown corner.

While the Rams still missed the playoffs that season, the trade ultimately worked out, thanks to winning Super Bowl LVI. But now the Rams are eager to get back to Super Bowl contention, and losing Aaron Donald to retirement won’t make matters any easier.

However, we’re still early in the offseason, and as we draw near to the 2024 NFL Draft, it’s possible the Rams still have a few big tricks up their sleeves. That may even include another blockbuster trade.

Will The Los Angeles Rams Make A Blockbuster Trade?

According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Rams may even still pursue another star via the trade market, much like Snead did years ago with Ramsey.

“New defensive coordinator Chris Shula, grandson of Don, is now going at his first shot running a unit with a no-name defense of his own. The Los Angeles Rams do have young, promising pieces like Kobie Turner and Byron Young. But it’s hard to predict how different everyone looks without Aaron Donald to pull all the attention away from the other 10 players in the huddle.

Short answer: I think the Rams will have their ear to the ground for opportunities like the one they pounced on with Jalen Ramsey in 2019. Otherwise, they’ll focus their draft effort in trying to further build up the defense group around their young stars.”

NFL insider Albert Breer on possible Los Angeles Rams plans

Obviously, the opportunity to add a rare talent such as Ramsey doesn’t come around often. Now that the Rams have bounced back and have their normal draft capital would Snead really burn it all down again to land a top talent?

As Breer mentioned, after Snead’s aggressive trades worked out in the past, we shouldn’t rule out another bold move by the Rams’ front office. With four picks in the first 99 selections, the Rams have more than enough ammo to work with. Now they just need to find a trade partner.

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