Grading 3 BR trade scenarios involving LA Rams before season begins

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LA Rams News Les Snead
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The LA Rams have a glut of personnel right now. It’s a good problem to have, but one that seems to illustrate the incredible effectiveness of the team’s ability to find gems in the sand. The problem right now? This team has the makings of approximately 60 players who could end up on their active roster. Unfortunately, NFL teams are held to just 53 players.  And right now, the full attention of the LA Rams coaching staff is focused on cutting the roster down to that 53-man ceiling.

Something has to give, right? Particularly over the next 24 hours. You see, all NFL teams must come at or under their 53-player roster limit by 1:00 pm PT on August 30, 2022. For some teams, it’s a process of weighing out the pros and cons of each player, and then redistributing the positional roles on the projected roster. For the LA Rams roster, that process is reportedly beginning later today and will be reported throughout the evening or early in the morning of August 30.

But some NFL writers are not willing to wait. Some have even gone so far as to suggest some trades between now and the opening kickoff. We had compiled four such trade scenarios for the LA Rams which we had seen discussed in forums and on social media. But there are others, as well.

Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay has created a very ambitious article suggesting one trade for each team and points to the LA Rams negotiating the trade of defensive back Taylor Rapp to the Cincinnati Bengals, the acquisition of defensive tackle Michael Brocker from the Detroit Lions, and the acquisition of WR Scotty Miller from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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While we can simply repeat the various trade scenarios and call it a day, we will do you one better. Rather than just putting what the original author suggests, we will grade each of the various trade scenarios on logic, value, and likelihood. What do we mean? Let’s check out the first trade scenario and you will see what we mean: