Rams accelerted pursuit of Jalen Ramsey after trading Marcus Peters

Jalen Ramsey gives the Rams a lockdown cornerback- if he's used correctly

Jalen Ramsey gives the Rams a lockdown cornerback- if he's used correctly

Ramsey, who turns 25 on October 24, will reinforce a Rams secondary that lost Aqib Talib (ribs) to injured reserve on Monday and Peters via trade to the Baltimore Ravens earlier Tuesday.

The Jalen Ramsey saga is over, and for the Philadelphia Eagles, it'll be questions of what could have been, after Adam Schefter just reported that the Jaguars are trading Ramsey to the LA Rams for two first-round picks and another mid-round selection. Before that, roughly six teams had serious interest in Ramsey, and those teams had been checking in periodically with the Jaguars.

Is Ramsey that much better than Peters? Yes.

The Rams send the first round picks of the Jags in 2020 and 2021, as well as a fourth round pick in 2021 as part of the deal.

The deal came at a huge cost for Los Angeles. Instead, he was going to be patient and try to fix the situation.

The former Florida State star made it clear he no longer wanted to play for the Jaguars organization - and now the team has finally obliged.

The Baltimore Ravens apparently have had enough of their issues in the secondary. It also can't follow the path of the trades for Sammy Watkins, Dante Fowler Jr. and Marcus Peters, where the players weren't signed long-term after being acquired by the Rams; Fowler signed a one-year extension this offseason.

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

Sources familiar with the rift between Coughlin and Ramsey also believe that the trade isn't a signal that Coughlin's future is safe.

Rookie David Edwards, a sixth-round pick from Wisconsin, is a candidate take over as the left guard starter. Or in the best-case scenario, recapture some of that spark from the 2017 season - which seems like it happened a lifetime ago.

The trade leaves the Rams without a first-round pick until 2022.

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