No. 1: 49ers would hate to see Jaguars trade Cam Robinson to the Rams
Again, the Jaguars’ best interests right now would be served by moving commodities who probably aren’t going to be around anyway by the time the team is good again with Trevor Lawrence fully developed in a couple of years or so. It’ll be all about stockpiling draft assets for head coach Urban Meyer and Co.
In addition to Andrew Norwell, another player who could easily be on the move is left tackle Cam Robinson, who has been one of the best players at his position in recent years and only just turned 26 years old.
As far as the Rams go, they’re just shy of $4 million in cap space but nevertheless have found out ways to retain or onboard high-costing players over the years. Exactly how is a good question, one which 49ers safety Jimmie Ward even asked recently, but it would still make sense for a team like Los Angeles to go this route.
True, the Rams have two quality bookend tackles in Rob Havenstein and Andrew Whitworth. But Whitworth will turn 40 years old by the end of the year, and Los Angeles shouldn’t simply feel obliged to stick with him if there’s a chance to get awfully younger while potentially upgrading its offensive line in the process.
And while the Rams are without a first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft, they are loaded on day two with three picks in Rounds 2 and 3 and a further seven more on day three.
That could be enough ammunition to strike a deal with Jacksonville and further make the Niners cringe.
The 2021 NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 2.