The Los Angeles Rams are showing teams last season’s 11-5 record was not a fluke and are become serious Super Bowl contenders. Ndamukong Suh decided to bring his talents to Southern California and sign with the Rams on a one-year, $14 million deal.
With the signing of Suh and already bringing on Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Sam Shields this offseason, the Rams have added four former Pro Bowlers to their team. They still have holes to fill on their roster, especially at receiver. Here are two more former Pro Bowlers the Rams should look to acquire this offseason:
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Giants have asked for at least two-first round picks in exchange for Beckham. A steep price for a receiver, but Beckham is one of the best receivers in the NFL and can make the Rams clear favorites in the NFC.
Giants have asked for at least two first-round picks in return for Odell Beckham Jr., a league source tells ESPN, even though team insists it is not shopping him.
Doesn’t mean they get it, or close to it, or even trade OBJ. But they have asked for at least two first-round picks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018
The Rams are left without a deep-threat after Sammy Watkins signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason for three-years, $48 million. He finished 15th in the NFL in yards per reception with 15.2 and led the Rams in touchdowns with eight, but Beckham is much better than Watkins.
In his first three years in the NFL, Beckham has placed himself in the top 10 in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns every season. His off the field concerns are another question, but the Rams have showed this offseason they are not afraid of players with character issues.
It was reported earlier the Rams have offered the 23rd overall pick to the Giants for Beckham by Steve Wyche of NFL Network. But will they be willing to add another first-round pick for one of the games most talented players? We must wait and see.
After a disappointing 2017 season, the Baltimore Ravens released Maclin after only one season. He had career lows in receptions (40) and yards (440) to go along with only three touchdowns last season. Maclin, 30, may be on his downside of his career, but can energize his career in Rams’ coach Sean McVay’s system.
Maclin has seen a decrease in yards per catch since his career season in 2014 (15.5 to 11 in 2017) with the Philadelphia Eagles, but has been in offensives with the Chiefs and Ravens that do not utilize his skill set. In an offensive system like the Rams have in place, Maclin can show people in the NFL he still can get it done as a valuable receiver.
The Rams’ offense was elite in 2017, ranking first in points per game (29.9) and 10th in total yards per game (361.5). Adding Beckham can certainly increase those numbers in 2018. If he is not available, Maclin can surely get the job done at receiver.