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

Los Angeles Rams, Les Snead
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How much does that cost?

Before we consider the options, let's set the stage for what moving up will cost the team. If you adhere to the traditional Draft Value Chart, then the cost of moving from the 19th overall pick to the 10th overall pick is at least a combination of picks from Round 1 and 2, plus an additional pick. So how high could the Rams go if they wanted to hit their apex?

If the Rams wanted to package Round 1 picks in 2024 and 2025, they could get as high as the fifth overall pick held by the Los Angeles Chargers. Why that high? Well, we know that the top three picks in this draft are almost certainly quarterbacks. At four, the Arizona Cardinals have been linked consistently to Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr. But after that, mock drafts begin to stray.

The Rams have never been shy about taking huge risks with the belief that they can fill a perceived need with one shot and call it a day. GM Les Snead has been willing to package multiple picks, including first-round picks, if the player is seen as a true game changer. But historically, the team has tended to withhold that level of investment for proven NFL veterans only.

Still, if the team enjoys the type of success that many expect them to in 2024, this could be the last time that the team is within reach of a Top 10 selection for quite some time. So how can the team leverage their lofty position in this year's draft to grab an elite prospect?

So the question, who could the team be targeting that high?