Could the Rams be key to a blockbuster trade scenario on draft day?

NFL teams love to trade up on draft day to be in position to select a top-tier prospect. Could the Rams be the key to these 3 blockbuster trade scenarios on draft day?
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NFL Rumors about the Buffalo Bills' interest in trading up in the 2024 NFL Draft for one of the top receivers in this class are some of the worst-kept secrets going right now. Immediately after the Bills traded WR Stefon Diggs, we proposed a trade scenario as a ripple effect to the Bills' lack of WRs this season. But what if we were to modify that trade package?

Rather than take the Bills Round 1 pick (29th overall) in the 2024 NFL Draft, what might that trade package look like if the Rams deferred a Round 1 pick until 2025? To form an objective decision, let's take a look:

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In this trade scenario, the LA Rams defer making a selection in Round 1 of the NFL Draft for at least one more year. But the team adds a valuable pick in Round 2, picks up two picks in Round 4, and adds a valuable pick in Round 1 of the 2025 NFL Draft. Is that enough to persuade GM Les Snead to pull the trigger? I think so.

The Buffalo Bills would be floored by this trade scenario. They get a coveted Round 1 pick to secure a top-tier WR from this rookie class, retain their original Round 1 pick to add another playmaker to their roster and upgrade two picks in Round 4 to a pick in Round 3. They end up in a much better position after making this draft. And they even get to defer a Round 1 pick to 2025, a year that they could arguably be coming off a Super Bowl victory.