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Jalen Ramsey trade: One year later

Rams acquired star defensive back from Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 15, 2019

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On October 15, 2019, the Los Angeles Rams made a blockbuster trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, acquiring standout (and disgruntled) cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

It was a huge trade and a top story in the 2019 NFL season. Now, exactly one year later, let’s look at some aspects of the deal and how it is working out:

K’Lavon Chaisson

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K’Lavon Chaisson
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The details:
The Rams sent first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-round pick in 2021. The Jaguars took LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson with the 20th pick in the April draft as part of the deal.

The money:
Last month, the Rams extended Ramsey’s contract (that was a big reason why the Jaguars traded him) and gave him a five-year, $105 million deal with $71.2 million in guaranteed money. Ramsey, who turns 26 next week, will be a Ram for the long haul.

Rams record since trade: 10-5.

Jaguars record since trade: 5-9.

Ramsey stats since trade: 46 tackles, one interception and a half sack.

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Bottom line:
The Rams love Ramsey, who will be a top-of-the roster player during the prime of his career. He is a major reason why this new-look defense is performing so well. He is a foundation player and while the price (both in compensation and salary) was steep, the Rams should be happy they made this deal a year ago.