Rams acquire CB Ramsey in blockbuster deal with Jags

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Possibly the NFL's best cover corner will be headed to Los Angeles to play for the Rams. But this deal was the biggest deal of the three.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Cornerback Jalen Ramsey had the potential to be one of the greatest players in Jacksonville Jaguars history.

No, there's only one way this Ramsey trade will work for the Rams, and that's if they sign him to a multi-year deal.

Ramsey missed three consecutive games with a back injury, convenient timing considering his trade request.

You can't spell Ramsey without Rams.

In exchange for the talented corner, the Jaguars are receiving a first-round draft pick in 2020 and 2021. And second, Khan felt like the teams inquiring about Ramsey's services were initially trying to get Ramsey at a discount - despite other high-level talents like edge rusher Khalil Mack and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil setting the trade standard at multiple draft picks (including at least two first-rounders).

Ramsey's tenure with the Jaguars was rocky this year after showing up to training camp in an armored bank truck.

It's not a lock that it will be executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. Or, perhaps, the Rams intend to develop their own young players to protect Goff and create space in the run game. Unless they trade into the first round, they will go five consecutive years without a first-round pick, starting with the 2017 draft, the year head coach Sean McVay arrived. Also, the acquisition comes at a time of need for the Rams.

Why would a Super Bowl contender that is already without Aqib Talib trade away its Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback? Among the franchises that had talks of substance with Jacksonville in September were the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints.

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