It’s been a busy day at the front office for Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams acquired Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he came at a hefty price. According to NFL Insider, Ian Rapoport, the Rams surrendered their 2020 first round pick and their 2021 first and fourth round picks.
This blockbuster move puts all the puzzle pieces together since the Rams traded Marcus Peters earlier to the Baltimore Ravens. The Rams also placed Aqib Talib on the injury reserve leaving Troy Hill and possibly Nickell Robey-Coleman as their starters.
Ramsey is arguably the best cornerback in the NFL but hasn’t been happy in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have tried everything to smooth things over with the star CB, but to no avail. This is an opportunity for the Jaguars to strengthen their team through the NFL Draft. Ramsey hasn’t seen too much action on the field due to “back injuries” in 2019. We will see if that will prevent him from starting for the Rams.
The Rams are no strangers to surrendering draft picks. In fact, the last time the Rams had a first round selection was back in 2016 when they drafted QB Jared Goff No. 1 overall.
Either way, the Rams defense did improve by adding Kenny Young and Ramsey. They did add OL Austin Corbett depth to the offensive line. While these are exciting moves, the Rams must still be cautious of the offensive line moving forward.