The Los Angeles Rams could make a trade with any team in the league this offseason, and today, we break down two interesting players from the Denver Broncos.
The Los Angeles Rams have been one of the most aggressive trading teams over the last several years and chances are that the team will make another sort of trade at some point this offseason.
There are several holes on the roster that need to be filled and the Rams do not have much cap space. They also do not have the luxury of having a first-round pick, so it would not be surprising to see the Rams go all-in without picks and trade some draft capital for players that can be good right away.
We started with the AFC West and have already looked at the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders. Now, we bring you two players from the Denver Broncos that would be worth trading for.
1. DeMarcus Walker
One of the needs that the Los Angeles Rams have this offseason is an edge rusher with Dante Fowler Jr. being a free agent. If the Rams were looking for potentially cheap trade option, DeMarcus Walker would fit the billing.
Walker is in the last year of his contract with the Broncos and has not had the impact nor the playing time that he was expecting entering the league. However, in the playing time that he has had, Walker has been good.
Walker had four sacks last season despite only playing in 21 percent of the defensive snaps for the Broncos. While he does not have much of a pro resume besides that, he finished with a combined 33.5 sacks in his last two seasons at Florida State.
With Walker being in the last year of his contract and the Broncos getting Bradley Chubb coming back, they may be intrigued to ship one year of Walker away for a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Alongside Aaron Donald and with the skill set he has shown, Walker could be a huge, sneaky addition.
2. Todd Davis
The Los Angeles Rams could be the beneficiaries of the Denver Broncos trying to cut costs and use salary cap room for more pressing needs of the defense. The Broncos’ biggest defensive needs this offseason are in the secondary, which is something that inside linebacker Todd Davis does not help with.
Davis has a team option in his contract for the 2020 season that if picked up, would owe him $6 million. If the Broncos decide against the team option, it would free up $5 million in cap space, which could be used to bring in a veteran piece in the secondary or even a long-term improvement at middle linebacker.
Regardless, despite Davis being great over the last several seasons, we have seen teams do this before and it would not be shocking to see the Broncos follow suit. However, in this situation, instead of outright declining the option, the Broncos could get something out of Davis from the Los Angeles Rams.
The return would only be draft picks but it would not be shocking to see the Rams send a fourth-round pick and perhaps a future seventh-round pick for Davis. It does not sound like a lot for a guy who has 248 tackles combined over the last two seasons, but it is much better than simply letting him go.
It would take a decent chunk out of the Rams’ already small-cap space this offseason but the team would get a sound tackler in the middle of the field that is already familiar with a 3-4 defensive scheme.