New England Patriots: Outside-the-box trade for top Rams receiver

Robert Woods #17 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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How a New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams trade may work

Now admittedly, the New England Patriots are not deep in the area of offensive tackle, so on the surface, the trade of one of their top two tackles may look silly. Granted. But hold on and let’s analyze and dissect this a bit more.

First, Wynn is a superb talent, and even at a very small size for any offensive lineman, he is gifted with tremendous footwork that makes up for his deficiencies in size. That’s a given.

Yet, Wynn has had some issues staying on the field. He’s been hurt a lot and has only played in 18 games the past two seasons and missed his entire rookie season. And the Rams have a really good starting offensive left tackle in Andrew Whitworth. So why would the Rams want Wynn?

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It’s because Whitworth himself also only played nine games in 2020. And on top of that, he’ll be 40 years old in December, the big 4-0.

The Rams may just be looking for a top backup should Whitworth again get injured, call it quits, or just to give the “Brady-like in age” veteran tackle some rest. Wynn could be a very valuable asset in either situation.

In addition, another palliative for the Rams could be the inclusion of a former first-round receiver, one N’Keal Harry in the deal to sweeten the pot a bit.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Harry may look better to the Rams than he has so far in his career with the New England Patriots. Yet, his solid early showing in camp might just be helpful here.

Also, with the season-ending injury of running back Cam Akers, the Rams may be interested in a trade for Sony Michel, who may just be expendable to take his place.

Kupp caught 94 passes last season and Woods chipped in with 90. Take your pick, either would instantaneously be New England’s top receiver by a mile.

A pick may also be necessary to further enhance the deal, but who cares. There is only one season in the NFL, this one. Just go for it. Trade Wynn, Michel, and Harry for one of the two top Rams’ receivers and maybe another player. New England Patriots, absolutely make the deal if it’s there.