Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey seems to be available, and Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown took an opportunity to recruit him.
As the Los Angeles Rams emerge from their horrible Super Bowl hangover, to the benefit of the Detroit Lions with the No. 6 pick in the draft, they need to eye some changes this offseason. One potential move that’s being talked about consistently is trading cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and there will be suitors for him.
Going right to a source, Rams COO Kevin Demoff talked about Ramsey in a past tense tone during an appearance with NFL Network’s Bridget Condon this past week.
"I think for all of our players it’s going to be about figuring out what’s best moving forward…but could not be more grateful for Jalen for what he’s done for the Rams leading this defense."
The Lions are an easy team to tie to Ramsey, given their need for a top-end cornerback especially. But general manager Brad Holmes and assistant general manager Ray Agnew worked in the Rams’ front office when Ramsey was acquired by them.
Amon-Ra St. Brown takes his opportunity to recruit Jalen Ramsey to the Lions
Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has a weekly public forum, via his podcast associated with The 33rd Team and co-hosted by his brother, Bears wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. He talked about some offseason moves during the most recent episode, and took an opportunity to publicly recruit Ramsey.
"I keep seeing these Jalen Ramsey, they might release him or how that’s going to work. I know you used to play with — Jalen, if you can hear this, I know you played with (Jared) Goff before. Detroit might seem like a landing spot for you, my guy. Talk to me. The only way is up for us,”"
Ramsey does not have a no-trade clause, so the Rams can send him wherever they see fit and he’d have no specific say in the matter. Any idea he’ll just be cut is ridiculous, as the Rams can recoup some kind of draft capital in a trade.
The Lions have a bit of extra 2023 draft capital they could part with, so they can make a better offer for Ramsey than most (if not all) other potential suitors. It’ll come down to if they want him, and if they’re willing to make an offer good enough to get him.
It may not move the needle for the Lions’ front office in regard to Ramsey, but St. Brown used his forum to make a pitch, player-to-player.