Trade package 1:
Los Angeles Rams send Gerald Everett, 2020 sixth-round pick, 2021 seventh-round pick
The main return in the first package for the Carolina Panthers would be tight end Gerald Everett, who is a contributing player on the Los Angeles Rams but can absolutely afford to be traded.
Everett is the Rams’ second receiver and it is clear by how much more the team used Tyler Higbee and how the team signed Higbee to a four-year extension prior to the 2019 season. Everett, a former second-round pick, has shown some great flashes, but is the team’s second tight end option.
The Panthers could use a tight end with Greg Olson signing with the Seattle Seahawks and Everett would present a cheap, young option that they could extend before he hits free agency and maximize his value before he hits the open market.
This is a no-brainer for the Los Angeles Rams, as they make a significant improvement in the offensive line for only one guaranteed season of Everett. Not only can they afford to trade Everertt now, but if the links to Jordan Reed lead to anything then the Rams will be just fine at the tight end position.
Some late-round picks would have to be thrown in, as Turner is a better player than Higbee, but nothing worth fretting about.