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Should the Los Angeles Rams explore a trade for Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey?

The disgruntled superstar has requested a trade!

Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey of the Jacksonville Jaguars has requested a trade after Sunday’s game versus the Houston Texans:

Adam Schefter reports the Jaguars are seeking at least a first-round draft pick in compensation, as expected:

Now we get to the scenario, does it make sense for the Los Angeles Rams to target the 24-year-old two-time pro bowler?

Ramsey is an eccentric player who often crosses lines between the field by way of physical altercations and whatnot, though his play needs no vouching. Ramsey is arguably the best cornerback in football and has been in the discussion for years now.

Per Ian Rapoport, Ramsey has requested a trade to a team that will allow him to travel with top receivers and play more man-to-man coverage:

These might pose an issue as the Rams do like to deploy plenty of zone coverage and don’t flip cornerbacks, though Ramsey is worth adjusting for, particularly because players of his caliber allow you to play more man coverage with less fear of getting toasted.

The Rams are stacked in the secondary, meaning they won’t be desperate to add any more talent to the room, though both starting cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters are in contract years.

Ramsey will account for roughly $7m in cap space in 2019 and $13m in 2020 as he’s still playing on his rookie contract. The Rams currently have just a touch over $2m in cap space per Over The Cap, meaning they’d need to do a bit of dancing around to make it work, though they’ve shown a propensity to part with picks to gather talent.

Could the Rams pull the trigger for Jalen Ramsey?


It would actually only cost $3.2m in cap space to acquire Ramsey: