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Jalen Ramsey traded

Not to the Vikings

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Earlier in the season, All Pro CB Jalen Ramsey asked to be traded out of Jacksonville, and there was some serious, legitimate speculation that the Minnesota Vikings were one of the teams interested.

The rumor at the time was that the Jags were asking for ‘at least’ a first round draft pick, and the amount of time that was wasted breathlessly speculating what the Vikings could offer to land yet another CB (trade Rhodes, no trade Waynes, no trade Kirk) quickly went from the ridiculous to the sublime.

But, Ramsey has, in fact, been traded, but to the 3-3 Los Angeles Rams. The cost? First round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth round pick in 2021.

Look, Ramsey is a great player, and for the right price I would have been okay with the Vikings making a trade. But two first round picks, with no new deal in place? That was a risky move for anyone, especially a team like the Vikings, who I think are still pretty deep at CB, and still have Holton Hill set to return after the Redskins game next Thursday night.

For the Rams, that means they will forego a first round pick for five straight seasons when it’s all said and done, which is even worse than the dry spell the Vikings had after the Herschel Walker trade back in 1989. Granted, these are multiple deals for multiple players for the Rams as opposed to the one deal the Vikings made for Herschel, but still, no first round pick for two more years is an all-in move.

So, assuming you could have figured in a new deal for Ramsey, should the Vikings have traded two first round picks and a fourth round pick for him?


Should the Vikings have traded two first round picks and a fourth round pick for Jalen Ramsey, assuming he signed a new contract to keep him in Minnesota?

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