Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
In a surprising move today, after making one roster move, the Los Angeles Rams stirred the pot with another addition. The Rams acquired second-year linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth-round pick for all-pro cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens.
In a trade that has many scratching their heads on why would the team trade away virtually their best cornerback after just placing Aqib Talib on IR some 24-hours ago? Yes, we are aware the team lost EDGE rusher Clay Matthews two weeks ago, but the trade for Young does not add up.
Young, drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft from UCLA, was initially projected as a sixth-round selection. After an excellent performance at UCLA's Pro Day, the Ravens selected Young with their 22nd pick of the 2018 draft. The New Orleans product that starred at UCLA will come to Los Angeles and represent the city once again on the professional level.
Young is another one of the players that the Rams brought in for personal workouts during the pre-draft process, and Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was high on his talent. It yet to be determined on what role Young will play but is great with bringing the pressure to the quarterback.
The Rams are making moves to their roster within the last 24 hours, earlier this morning the announced they acquired lineman Austin Corbett from the Cleveland Brows in a trade for a 2021 fifth-round pick.