Written by Chad Hahn
On Tuesday evening the Jacksonville Jaguars traded star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for three future draft picks. Ramsey requested a trade from the team that drafted him years ago although the owner of the Jaguars Shad Khan openly expressed interest in extending him and making him the highest-paid cornerback in the league, the star cornerback stuck to his guns and ultimately will have to pay California’s taxes compared to the sunshine states taxes losing a lot of future money. The Rams were aggressive in pursuit and landed him with the following trade.
Rams’ 2020 1st-round pick
Rams’ 2021 1st-round pick
Rams’ 2021 4th-round pick
CB Jalen Ramsey
Trade Summary for Dolphins/Texans
Houston received: OT Laremy Tunsil, WR Kenny Stills, 2020 4th-round pick, 2021 6th-
Miami received: Houston’s 2020 1st-round pick, Houston’s 2021 1st-round pick, Houston’s 2021 2nd-round pick, OT Julien Davenport, DB Johnson Bademosi
Interestingly enough the Miami Dolphins got more of a return for Left Tackle Laremy Tunsil although including and fourth-round pick and Kenny Stills as well Stills probably couldn’t garner anything more than late-round pick individually. For Dolphin fans, this is a big deal because Jalen Ramsey is undoubtedly the best corner in the league at such a young age of 24 years old and has a chance to be one of the better corners in history. Meanwhile, the return that netted the Dolphins two first-round picks and a second-round pick for Left Tackle Laremy Tunsil (25 years old) was at the end of the day a bigger return. Tunsil although a very by solid overall tackle and has the “potential” to be one of the best in the league simply isn’t there yet.
Both teams (Texans, Jaguars) ended up giving up a King's ransom for two young players at critical positions but there would be little argument from anyone that states than Jalen Ramsey is a better corner than Laremy Tunsil is a tackle.
It does appear that General Manager Chris Grier is handling things this time around with full control of the football operations differently and it’s a breath of fresh air to not only the fan base but internally within the Dolphins organization. That does mean a lot in itself. Now the biggest part of this rebuild is to not only acquire the amount of draft picks Mr.Grier has but execute each and every draft pick and movement within the draft whether it means trading back or moving up to acquire all-pro talent. Since the team isn’t actually winning on the football field this year it is a good feeling from the organization to have this kind of win. It’s a good feeling being proactive instead of reactive. Good job Mr.Grier, your time will come soon to follow through. These kinds of wins build confidence going forward.