New clip reveals Jared Verse wasn't actually Rams' No. 1 option in NFL Draft

Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout, GM Les Snead
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Proposed trade

The Rams proposal on the surface appears to be skewed in terms of relative value in favor of the Rams. Per the draft value chart, the 10th overall pick (valued at 1300) is significantly more valuable than the combination of the 19th overall pick (valued at 850) and the 52nd overall pick (valued at 380).

Based on what I know about the Rams, and how they construct their trade packages, I would believe that they offered the Jets their Round 1 and 2 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, and added their Round 2 pick in the 2025 NFL Draft to try to shake them loose from their spot. The Jets were not interested in dropping back that far.

Rams proposed trade

But the Jets were taking calls on the 10th overall pick. With four quarterbacks off the board, they rattled the cage of the Minnesota Vikings enough to squeeze some added picks out of the Vikings tro move up one spot in the draft. That trade looked like this:

Vikings trade up

In exchange for the New York Jets' 10th overall pick and a 203rd overall pick in Round 6, the Vikings gave up their 11th overall pick, 129th overall pick (Round 4), and 157th overall pick (Round 5) in the 2024 NFL Draft. In terms of the value of picks, the Vikings received 1310.2 value in their trade package, while the Jets received 1320.6 value in their package.

Plus the Vikings trade package kept them high enough in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft to make sense to accept the offer.