7 trades to increase the LA Rams number of draft picks

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LA Rams News Nsimba Webster
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The LA Rams should know by now that any player with a special team’s history on the team will be scooped up by the Dallas Cowboys at the moment that they become available. So it’s time to use that fact to the Rams advantage.  In short, WR/KR Nsimba Webster is the perfect trade chip to lure a trade with the Cowboys.

The Dallas Cowboys have ten draft picks, and they will need to hit on many of them to restore their team to competitiveness. But the Rams have two things working in their favor. ST coordinator John Fassel has proven that he will supplant adequate Cowboys special teams players as soon as a Rams player who used to play for him becomes available. He signed kicker Greg Zuerlein who won the starting kicking job without competition. He signed long snapper Jake McQuaide who won the starting job without competition.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves headliner moves. And trading for WR/KR Nsimba Webster to reunite with Fassel would flood the headlines, if only for a day or two. So what should the Rams aim for?

The Rams free up a return slot for the team, which allows the return duties to fall to speedy running back Raymond Calais, plus any receiver/running back who might be signed by the Rams. The Cowboys not only reunite Webster with Fassel, but they have the opportunity to use him in an offensive role similar to Cole Beasley. And with just one year remaining and a low salary cap, it’s a good deal for the Cowboys too.