Analyst Labels Rams’ Jalen Ramsey Acquisition as ‘Best Trade Deal of the Decade’

Published 01/11/2021, 5:46 PM EST
Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) reacts after blocking a pass to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Rams moved quickly in the 2019 offseason to bring in highly rated CB Jalen Ramsey from Jacksonville Jaguars. The promising cornerback arrived in LA in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick (eventually used on K’Lavon Chaisson), a 2021 first-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

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The Jaguars will be kicking themselves after watching Ramsey develop into one of the best players in his position in the league.

He proved his worth on Saturday as an impressive defensive display catapulted the Rams to a win over NFC West champions, Seattle Seahawks.

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Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey were the two standout performers for the defense, yet again. Rams Head Coach Sean McVay knows the importance of Ramsey.

Rams fans will be delighted to have secured Ramsey’s signature on a long-term deal. But if they don’t win a championship or the Super Bowl anytime soon, they might risk losing their prized asset.

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Jalen Ramsey and the Rams continue to dream big in 2021

"When the @RamsNFL traded two 1st's for Jalen Ramsey, people scoffed & asked what they were doing. Well, he eliminated DK Metcalf three times this year, shut down DeAndre Hopkins, & is the leader of a great DBs room. That could be the NFL's best trade of the decade."-@PSchrags pic.twitter.com/B2bQjqYTnt

— GMFB (@gmfb) January 11, 2021

Popular American NFL analyst, Peter Schrager, was all praise for Rams CB Jalen Ramsey on the latest segment of GMFB. He even went on to label Ramsey’s acquisition by the Rams as the ‘best trade deal of the last decade’.

He said, “We talked about Jalen versus Metcalf and how Metcalf has done nothing against Jalen all season. And guess what happened again?

“Jalen Ramsey was incredible on Saturday. DK Metcalf couldn’t get going. He was targeted six times against Ramsey three catches 33 yards.”

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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 10, 2021

“Jalen Ramsey absolutely shut down DeAndre Hopkins the week earlier. They (Jacksonville Jaguars) traded two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey and a lot of us in the media were like, what are the Rams doing?

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“Why would you trade two first-round picks for a malcontent? That first-round pick was a guy named K’Lavon Chaisson for the Jaguars and it’s going to be a 24th pick or worse for the Jaguars (in 2021).

“I think they (Los Angeles Rams) will take Jalen Ramsey. 10 out of 10 over whatever the Jaguars end up getting with those two first-round picks,” Schrager said on the show.

A  Jalen Ramsey-Davante Adams treat is on the cards for neutral fans in the Divisional Round. It will be interesting to see this Rams defense go up against the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers, so don’t forget to tune in!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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