3 challenges LA Rams must address this offseason

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Best is yet to come?

The first trade at the cornerback position set up the second move, and perhaps the more important of the two. In the second trade, the Rams traded a first round pick in 2020, and a first and a fourth round pick in 2021 to the Jacksonville Jaguars for cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

At the time, everyone loved the deal, ourselves included. But time has a funny way of placing things into a better focus. By the end of 2019, it is clear that the Baltimore Ravens, with the NFL’s best record, got the immediate jumpstart from the trade. The Rams simply moved players, depleted their NFL draft picks again, and learned that it’s much harder to “win now” when reacting.

And even at ground zero, there were concerns about trading for Ramsey. Was the price tag too high?  Would Ramsey put the team over the hurdle and into the playoffs where anything can happen?

Lesson learned?  Well perhaps. But perhaps not. Right now the team has committed to Ramsey, for better or for worse.  So what does that mean for the Los Angeles Rams going forward?  Well here are three ramifications which jump off the page: