Los Angeles Rams: Jalen Ramsey Trade Does Not Fix the Problem

The Jacksonville Jaguars decided to trade cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

This move comes after Los Angeles traded away cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and the Rams also decided to put cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve.

It was very interesting that Los Angeles went ahead and made this move. Simply because Ramsey wasn’t really a need on this team. They should have addressed the offensive line first even more because even though they traded for Austin Corbett from the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Rams still need more help on the offensive line.


Jacksonville gets a boatload of picks in return with this trade. This team is an interesting dilemma because the Jaguars’ quest for a playoff spot is not out of the question.

Ramsey might be the best cornerback in the NFL depending who you ask. He missed the past couple of games due to a back issue and Jalen Ramsey also wanted a new contract.

Most of the problems with the Jacksonville Jaguars seem to be in the front office, especially with Tom Coughlin. Coughlin is an old school kind of player and he and Ramsey seem to butt heads often with each other. Therefore, that is one of the reasons why the Jags made this trade.

Jacksonville is currently 2-4 so far this season. Ramsey’s numbers so far this season is 17 tackles, he forced a fumble and has 1 pass deflection. He has yet to record an interception this season. However, it will most likely come at some point whenever he gets healthy and returns to the field.

Jalen Ramsey is 24 years old and he was the number five overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Blake Bortles and Dante Fowler Jr. were also drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars at some point and they are now both on the Los Angeles Rams.

As of right now, Los Angeles would not be in the playoffs if the season ended today. They are currently in third place in the NFC West with a 3-3 record. The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 and the San Francisco 49ers are 5-0. The Arizona Cardinals are 2-3-1.

If the Rams somehow lose to the Atlanta Falcons on the road this Sunday and if Arizona takes down the New York Giants on the road on Sunday, Los Angeles will officially be in last place in the NFC West.

This trade was more of a panic move by the Rams than anything else. When they traded Marcus Peters, the Los Angeles Rams felt like they were not going to let him walk away for nothing. Peters is a free agent at the end of the season. Thus they felt like it was a very good time to trade him.

Peters has not really worked well in Los Angeles. Ramsey is going to look better with the Los Angeles Rams than Peters did, but it is going to be very interesting to see how this defense looks with Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald.

How do you feel about the moves that the Los Angeles Rams made? Is Jalen Ramsey a good fit? Leave a comment below.

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