Edge blockbuster and 4 other trades Rams can't refuse in 2023 NFL Draft

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Blockbuster Rashan Gary trade

With the Green Bay Packers at the precipice of trading away veteran QB Aaron Rodgers, they will likely be receptive to trading away other blue-chip players on their roster. One such player who will likely draw a ton of interest from NBA teams is their young edge rusher, Rashan Gary. Right now, the LA Rams' finances have no room to pick up the amount salary of Gary that is due for the 2023 NFL season. But to make it happen, it will likely require a very rare three-team trade

The LA Rams had already been on record for trying to pry away Edge rusher Brian Burns from the Carolina Panthers at the NFL Trade Deadline with no success. So the effort to trade for Green Bay Packers young edge rusher Rashad Green makes sense. But to do so, the LA Rams will need help, a third team to help absorb some of the salary cap impacts So how do the Rams pull this one off?

Well, the Rams merely take advantage of the Detroit Lions interest in landing veteran tight end Tyler Higbee, and merge that trade into a package that delivers picks and a promising player to the Green Bay Packers now.

Why these 3 teams love this trade

The Lions love this trade because they end up with a vibrant veteran tight end, a key last piece to their offensive puzzle to crack the code to compete in the NFL Playoffs. And they also are all in favor of any trade that moves quarterback terror Rashan Gary to another NFL Division and therefore gets him off the Lions' schedule twice per year.

The Packers do this because they land a promising young edge rusher, and get two Day 2 draft picks in 2023. No wait, instant graticification, and a huge jumpstart to any rebuilding of their roster.

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The LA Rams give this deal two thumbs up because they land a true pass rusher who the defense can build around for the future, the team gets him at a reduced price from the offer tendered for Panthers Brian Burns, and the team retains their Round 2 pick at 36 to either use or trade back, whatever strikes their fancy.