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Rams’ Aaron Donald opens up about Jalen Ramsey’s impact

Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Rams

Aaron Donald knows the Los Angeles Rams shocked the NFL in October, pulling the trigger to trade two first-round picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Though the move to acquire Ramsey didn’t get the Rams to the playoffs, it paid off. Ramsey showed why he was worth the high price, shadowing No. 1 options and allowing an 87.5 passer rating, per Pro Football Reference, despite having no prior experience with Los Angeles.

Ramsey’s teammate Aaron Donald, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, approves of the decision to bring in Ramsey now that the season is over. The former top-five pick looked at home in Los Angeles immediately.

“It was like he was there for a year or two already,” Donald said of how Ramsey fit in the defense, on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo. “He’s one heck of a football player. He’s one of the best at what he does at his position. Adding him to the mix with the players that we’ve got, it was definitely a plus for us. We lost two good corners – that was hurting, we were worried about that – but we brought another good one in, so the things you’re able to do with him and the way we use him to help us as far as pass rushers. He can lock up one side of the field and guard the best wide receivers on the field. So when you’ve got a guy like that, he tends to help the defensive line make some plays, too. Adding him to the mix was a big plus for us.”

The Rams have some moves to make in the offseason to make it back to the Super Bowl. However, with Ramsey and Donald on defense, they have franchise players to build upon.

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