LA Rams should call these 4 NFC teams about possible trade

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Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings were a 2019 Playoff team. They are nothing more than a distant memory of a playoff team this year. That means the roster has plenty of talent, and it also means that the Vikings should look towards 2021 to make a playoff run. They have an overpaid quarterback, but a talented new young receiver.  Would they be interested in one of the Rams projected free agent skill players like Malcolm Brown, Gerald Everett, or Josh Reynolds.?

Don’t look for the Vikings to be buyers, but rather sellers at this NFL trade deadline. So who is worth looking at?  The Vikings have a number of players worth investigating. After all, a fall from the playoffs in one year. Of course, they have excellent offensive weapons that intrigue, but the LA Rams have a bit of a surplus there as well. So the likes of TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Adam Thielen will likely fall to another team to pursue.

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Defensive cornucopia

The Vikings have amassed some great defensive talent, and now is a perfect opportunity for the Rams to back up the bus and haul a few out of the cold north. Since the Rams are staring at a number of key players leaving via free agency in 2021, they should inquire about safety Anthony Harris, cornerback Mike Hughes, and safety Harrison Smith.  If the Vikings are willing to take a ridiculously low offer to shed the player, why not? But the true Arkenstone of the Vikings’ vault is linebacker Eric Kendricks

Kendricks is just what the Rams need this season.  While he is primarily a 4-3 middle linebacker, he can play an inside linebacker role in a 3-4 defense as well. He has six years of NFL experience, all of it good. He only costs $1 million this year, but ballons to $9 million in 2021.  That’s why the Rams offer no more than a fourth-round pick, which I would recommend pushing hard for a sixth or seventh-round pick in return.