Does LA Rams horrific season raise option to blow up roster?

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Here’s a discussion topic that some LA Rams may not enjoy, but it needs to be brought up simply because some have already begun to walk down that path. Have the LA Rams fallen so far that the only way to truly recover is to blow up the roster and start over?

Is this an uncomfortable truth? We get plenty of pushback at times because we dare to raise the obvious through less-than-pleasant topics that appear days or even weeks later in the national sports media. We asked whether the concussion suffered by LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford might start an avalanche of retirements from the team that could compel Rams head coach Sean McVay to ponder his own retirement. Days later, that was the headliner across the NFL.

So here is another uncomfortable truth. With the Rams’ 2022 season demise, might the Rams ponder blowing up the roster and reforging another playoff run from the ground up? After all, if the team is built to win now, and they are not winning now, will the veterans on the Rams roster hang around long enough to rebuild this roster to rebound?

Is blowing up the Rams team even an option?

Blow it up? While that seemed preposterous just weeks ago, the LA Rams’ dark and dramatic tumble from first to worst continues unabated. While the LA Rams cling to three wins, the team is to the point now where they appear to be out of victories for the rest of this season.  When you look at the point differential, the LA Rams (-75) is only better than that of the Houston Texans, a team whose lone win almost ensures that they will be making the top selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

As it stands today, the LA Rams allotted first-round draft pick is projected to fall as the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. But there are more games to play, and that could improve. Well, not for the LA Rams it seems.

After all, the Rams traded their 2023 first-round pick to the Detroit Lions as part of the package that brought QB Matthew Stafford to the Rams. And before anyone begrudges that trade, keep in mind that the 2022 first-round pick that the Rams traded to the Detroit Lions fell to the 32nd overall pick last year. So you win some, and you lose some.

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The Rams do hold their allotted draft picks in rounds two, three, and six. They have also acquired the Tennessee Titans’ sixth-round pick (via trade for WR Robert Woods), the Detroit Lions’ seventh-round pick (via trade for DL Michael Brockers), and have swapped their seventh-round pick for the Green Bay Packers’ sixth-round pick (via trade for P Corey Bojorquez).