49ers trade up to 3rd pick is great news for LA Rams

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Yes, the LA Rams continue to set the pace in the NFC West. In 2019, the Rams traded two firsts and a fourth-round pick for defensive back Jalen Ramsey. That set the market price and effectively created the template used by the Seattle Seahawks to trade for safety Jamal Adams. Their cost? The team traded two first-round picks, a third-round pick and starting safety Bradley McDougald for Jamal Adams, and a day three pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

It didn’t end there. The LA Rams once more authored a blockbuster trade. This time, the Rams sent QB Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round pick to the Detroit Lions for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. Another template to be used by an NFC West team.

So this time the San Francisco 49ers became the NFC West team embroiled in trying to move up for, what else, a quarterback? And to do so, they are content to reach for the third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and choose who falls to them there.

So, who will it be?  Well, the Miami Dolphins traded them the third overall pick of the upcoming draft to the 49ers in exchange for the 12th pick of the draft this year, a first- and third-round pick in 2022, and a first-round pick in 2023.  The San Francisco 49ers have moved up in the 2021 NFL Draft, and I’m going to tell you why this is great news for the LA Rams?  Well, yes. Yes, I am.

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You see, a team that flies from a 12th to a 3rd pick, giving away valued picks for years to come, does so for an All-Pro veteran, or a quarterback. and this isn’t an All-Pro veteran scenario that the 49ers have going for them. So what does this mean for the LA Rams?  Good news, and here’s why: