Who should LA Rams target from each NFL team at Trade Deadline

Jun 4, 2018; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead during organized team activities at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2018; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead during organized team activities at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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9 – Baltimore Ravens

The LA Rams love to find and acquire players who are versatile enough to fill a number of roles on the team’s roster. That would be a good reason to consider the Baltimore Ravens lone hybrid LB/DB Anthony Levine. While he is not exactly a blue-chip starter, he offers something of import to make him a Rams trade target.

He excels in special teams.

The 5-foot-11 207-pound defensive back began his NFL career in 2012. Originally signed after the draft by the Green Bay Packers, he was signed to the Ravens practice squad later that year, and eventually signed to their roster.  He has gone on to play 10 seasons with the Ravens, always featured on special teams and sometimes on the football field with the defense.

Do not underestimate the play of a rotational contributor. The Rams love to rework personnel packages to suit the needs of the down and distance, and they realistically have need of a player who can contribute in both linebacker and defensive back roles.

The Ravens’ secondary has made a star of former Rams defensive back Marcus Peters. Conversely, the Rams’ secondary has made a star of former Ravens defensive back Darious Williams. Anthony Levine may not be an eventual star for the secondary, but he could prove to be a valuable player nonetheless.