New Rams rumors ignite on Day 1 of the draft over this unexpected tactic

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How close do you believe the LA Rams are to winning Super Bowl LIX as the roster now stands? If you believe that this team is truly close, then 11 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft do nothing to get you closer to the end game of winning an NFL Championship this season. That is why one of my articles covering 5 Bold Predictions touched base on the Rams emerging with just nine rookies from the 2024 NFL Draft.

This team is about winning now, and less about winning four years from now.

To win now, the Rams cannot settle for players who may or may not contribute in 2024. This team must add immediate contributors. The type of players who they are so convinced in their ability to start and compete at such a high level that the reward warrants an investment of multiple picks. Perhaps even multiple picks in Round 1 in future years?

Believe it or not, that is what The Athletic's Senior NFL Insider Dianna Russini is reporting about the LA Rams now. This is not some general rumor that the team is setting up for a trade-up scenario. This latest rumor is much more specific and involves a report that the Rams are actively pursuing a trade partner to land within the Top-10 picks of this draft.

That certainly heated up rather quickly.

As far as the front office is concerned, the team's overall roster is fairly saturated with depth. And this team has made significant investments to restock the interior offensive line as well as the secondary already. So where do the Rams need to invest right now?

The most obvious answer is the defensive front. Either a top-notch defensive lineman or pass rusher would be incredibly welcome on the roster for 2024. But are their other areas of interest that have been hinted at but not as obvious? We know that the team has actively pursued investing in a tall and elite wide receiver, and that a tall target for the passing game could be a huge boost to this team's red zone offense.

But with one year on the books for OT Alaric Jackson, is this a golden opportunity to add a future franchise blind side offensive tackle? That would not only create significant competition in training camp. but could allow the team to use Jackson as a future plug-and-play swing tackle in 2025 and beyond.