Who should LA Rams target from each NFL team at Trade Deadline
31 – Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have hit a ceiling rather quickly with second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Well, perhaps impatience is more appropriate. After all, this is just his second year in the NFL, and by all accounts, he has not even played a full 16 game season yet. Still, a 1-5 start for a team that believed that 2021 was their year to claim a berth in the NFL playoffs is a grand disappointment.
NFL headlines are bursting over the chances of the Dolphins dealing attempted to secure a trade for the Houston Texans disgruntled quarterback Desean Watson, and the frequency of those reports is intensifying. The problem? The Dolphins do not have enough draft pick currency to pay for Watson. They do however have the San Francisco 49ers’ first-round draft pick. They need more currency.
RB Salvon Ahmed may not generate much in terms of picks, but he could net the Dolphins a day three selection. Which team would be willing to deal for the seldom-used running back? Why the LA Rams of course.
Ahmed is a fast and versatile offensive weapon who truly fits the multi-purpose rusher/receiver that seems to excel in the NFL right now. He would be an excellent fit for the Rams in running for daylight as well as applying pressure to defensive secondaries by running pass routes.
The Dolphins do not have the offensive potential to deliver the ball much to Ahmed like that. They are struggling to get good quarterback play, which is why the team is pursuing a deal for Watson in earnest. Even after such a trade, the Dolphins will need to add players to the team who align with Watson’s strengths. A pick from the LA Rams becomes such a player for the Dolphins in 2022.
31 NFL teams could each find themselves as a trading partner with the LA Rams over the next 120 hours.