Rams COO Kevin Demoff speaks out on Jalen Ramsey trade
The Los Angeles Rams were able to land Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a blockbuster trade. After being part of the process of acquiring the All-Pro cornerback, COO Kevin Demoff spoke out on the Ramsey trade.
“It’s a long-term move for one of the best players in the game,” Rams COO Kevin Demoff said during a break from the league meetings.
The Rams were cruising through the first three weeks of the season with a 3-0 record to show for it. Since then, Los Angeles has failed to win another game and they are coming off of arguably their worst offensive performance in the Sean McVay era.
After losing three straight games, the Rams set their sights on adding a superstar player to their defense. When Los Angeles sent Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens, many questioned what the end game would be for the Rams.
Ultimately, it led the front office to go all-in to bring Ramsey to the West Coast. In previous weeks, the Jaguars were adamant that they wouldn’t trade their 24-year-old cornerback this season. As the Rams have shown in the past couple of seasons, they aren’t afraid to be aggressive to get the players they want.
“We haven’t figured out something that other people haven’t, we’re just more aggressive and willing to do it than others,” Demoff said. “And then we’re willing to move around in the draft and replenish draft capital. … Time will tell whether we’re better off drafting more assets, but we are not where we were when we did the RGIII trade. It’s harder to develop guys with the new CBA. And first rounders are good players, but the hit rate is 50 percent.”
Since 2018, the Rams have acquired Aqib Talib, Brandin Cooks, Peters, Austin Corbett, Kenny Young, and now Ramsey via trade. As Demoff alluded to, it’s better to get a proven player than take a shot in the dark with a player in the draft.