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Breaking Angles: Jalen Ramsey Sent to the Rams, Jags get TWO First Round Picks

Jalen Ramsey is out of Duval County, and is heading west to Los Angeles.

Breaking Angles: Jalen Ramsey Sent to the Rams, Jags get TWO First Round Picks


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After asking to be traded, Jalen Ramsey is out of Florida and heading west.

To say that the former Jacksonville Jaguars corner is happy about the move might be an understatement.

“I’m currently just walking outside right now, I’m filled with joy, I’m overjoyed right now,” Ramsey said. “God is the greatest, God makes no mistakes at all. No mistakes at all. I’ve been so blessed.”

The former fifth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams. In exchange, the Jaguars receive the Rams 2020 first-round pick, and 2021 first and fourth-round picks.

Let that sink in.

The Los Angeles Rams now have ZERO first rounds picks over the next five years. That’s going to be a tough few years if things sour for Todd Gurley‘s knee or Jared Goff‘s arm.

One of the reasons that Ramsey requested a move out was his frustration at the Jags use Zone coverage. Unfortunately for Ramsey, the Rams have used a Zone look on 66% of their defensive snaps, ranking them 4th among all NFL teams in their usage.

In 2018, Ramsey was tasked with covering arguably 3 of the top 5 receivers in the NFL, one of the best tight ends ever, the best quarterback to walk this earth, the defending Super Bowl champs, the always unpredictable NFC East, and three AFC South quarterbacks who, if they can stay healthy, have nowhere to go but up from last season. And up to that point, Ramsey had done well for himself so far in his career, but he was tested last season.

And this year he’s been out with an injury for the last few weeks. So it remains to be seen if he’s worth the price for his services. Unless… his injuries weren’t an issue at all…

Is this an upgrade for the Rams? Or are they struggling to find themselves after starting the season 3-3?

For a team who made waves last year, and plowed their way to the Super Bowl, they’ve stumbled out of the blocks, and it’s unclear if Jalen Ramsey can right their ship.

And the 3-3 Rams need someone to step up, before things get worse.

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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