3 trades to propel Rams into Super Bowl contenders in 2024

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Can the LA Rams win Super Bowl LIX? You bet they can. But this team may need some veteran help in 2024 to do so. While the team surprised almost everyone with an appearance in the 2024 NFL Playoffs, the Rams roster spung leaks along the way that cannot be simply patched up this offseason. More permanent solutions are in order.

Where is the team most vulnerable? After a flurry of extensions, the team's offensive line appears to be on the verge of returning intact for a full 2024 NFL season. So the team is probably set for the most part on the offensive side of the football. Well, for the most part.

On the defensive side of the football, the team continues to face significant questions. With the exodus for the second season in a row of virtually the entire secondary, the team's pass defense is on its second consecutive rebuild. Of course, there are some young pieces on the roster who have had significant game playing experience: Cornerbacks Cobie Durant and Derion Kendrick, as well as safeties Quentin Lake and Russ Yeast

Finally, the team had two rising stars on the defensive side of the football with the appearances of rookie OLB Byron Young and NT Kobie Turner. But even their incredible rookie seasons (combined for 17.0 QB sacks) were not enough to lift the team to the middle of the pack in terms of pass rush. And with the more likely loss of OLB Michael Hoecht to the NFL Free Agency market this year, the team will need to prioritize pass rush as well.