3 LA Rams players who could be traded before Week 1

Could the Rams be closer to rebuilding than we think?
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2. Van Jefferson, WR

Since drafting him in the second round out of Florida back in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Rams haven't used Van Jefferson exactly like fans pictured the team would. Jefferson came into the league as a long-striding deep threat who has ideal size as an outside receiver, but only one out of three seasons has seen him have anywhere near decent production.

We have seen flashes of what Jefferson can do, here and there, but the Rams have not targeted him enough within the offense over the years. Last year, he did play 78 percent of snaps. But, he was targeted just under five times per game.

In a season where Cooper Kupp missed a bunch of time, you would think the Rams would have gotten Jefferson involved more. But, they did not.

Jefferson is heading into the final year of his contract, and if the Rams can get anything for him, they should explore the option. At this point, we're not sure if the team is going to re-sign him or let him test the waters in free agency next offseason.