Jalen Ramsey to the Detroit Lions buzz is building, and he has responded to the recruitment pitch by wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
As the Los Angeles Rams appear set to part ways with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the Detroit Lions are an easy team to tie to him. General manager Brad Holmes was in the Rams’ front office when they acquired Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Lions need a legit No. 1 corner.
"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."
Jalen Ramsey responds to Amon-Ra St. Brown’s recruitment
Late Monday night, Ramsey responded to St. Brown.
"lol much love to @JaredGoff16 & @amonra_stbrown… tried my hardest to get y’all in them playoffs this year. I won’t comment on my future tho. We shall see"
Ramsey also recently suggested he won’t be cut if the Rams do part ways with him, which makes absolute sense. The Rams could recoup a draft pick or two in a trade, as they emerge from their “F’ them picks” era, and several teams are sure to have interest in Ramsey.
For whatever it’s worth, Ramsey was captured chopping it up a little with Goff at the Pro Bowl Games earlier this month. As former teammates in Los Angeles, they appear to be friendly and it’s fair to assume St. Brown and Ramsey have a friendly relationship too.
Cap considerations/gymnastics may reduce the trade compensation required to get Ramsey, as the timing (before of after June 1) carries different implications for the Rams. A recent projection from Pro Football Focus suggests a second-round pick in in 2023 and 2024, while an acquiring team would get a 2023 fifth-round pick along with Ramsey in that hypothetical.
The Lions could make a richer offer for Ramsey than many teams could, with two picks in each of the first two rounds of April’s draft. A first and second would probably to a long way to getting it done. In any case, conversation about Ramsey landing in Detroit is not going away until his situation is resolved.