5 NFL trades LA Rams make for 2021 1st round pick

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WR Josh Reynolds to Packers

The LA Rams have committed to emphasized tight end Gerald Everett in the 2020 offense.  But tight end Tyler Higbee was the player who stepped up in December 2019, hauling in 522 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Rams experimented successfully with adding blocking tight end Johnny Mundt in personnel packages. What does that mean for the LA Rams receiving corps?

The Rams have two bona fide 1,000-yard receivers in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. They drafted WR Van Johnson and added pass-catching tight end, Brycen Hopkins, as well.  The Rams have indicated that this is the year for wide receiver Josh Reynolds to emerge from the shadows and stand in the spotlight on this offense.  But what a crowded offensive field it is!

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The Pack is back, to looking for offensive weapons

The Green Bay Packers were hoping to add playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. In some ways, the team was able to do that, adding quarterback Jordan Love, running back A.J. Dillon, and tight end Josiah Deguara with their first three picks.  How ironic it must have been to the Packers’ fans to emerge from one of the deepest drafts at wide receiver, without a wide receiver. So should the Rams roll the dice on Josh Reynolds‘ final year of his contract, or deal him to the needy Green Bay Packers and a third-round pick for a Green Bay first-round pick?

This deal provides the Packers an immediate upgrade at wide receiver. In that offense, a potential 1000 yard receiver. It also costs them trading back from round one to round three. While that drops the Packers out of round one, they get a true playmaker and still retain a valuable pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.