7 hypothetical NFL trades the LA Rams should make before Week 1

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Scenario VII – Trade CB Troy Hill to the NY Jets for a conditional first-round pick

The New York Jets made a blockbuster trade to the Seattle Seahawks to trade away All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. While the Jets did manage to obtain the promising safety Brady McDougald from the Seahawks in the exchange,  there are limits as to what their new safety can do. For one thing, he cannot compensate for weak cornerbacks.

The Jets are fully aware of this situation. To rectify the matter, the organization has already begun efforts to add talent to their secondary.  So far, those efforts have been turned away.

Meanwhile, the NFL season inches closer and closer.

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The Jets are now loaded with future draft picks. Still, having traded away Adams has tumbled them to the bottom of the AFC East projections once more, even with the demise of the New England Patriots.  The Jets need help in the defensive secondary.  So why trade with the LA Rams and why Troy Hill?  The Jets are vulnerable in the secondary.  With Adams, they had a player who could do it all for them and do it well. Hill’s versatility will allow the Jets to deploy him in a variety of ways.

Why would the Rams want to make this trade? Well, we know that the Rams roster will be at risk of losing four of five defensive backs.  The Rams added both Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller, in theory, to address the potential loss of John Johnson III and Troy Hill. And the play of cornerback Darious Williams last season is good enough to warrant the Rams exploring options for Hill. While inexpensive, Hill is a $4 million his to the 2020 salary cap. The Rams would enjoy redirecting that amount to Jalen Ramsey.