4 Dark Horse Trade Destinations for Jalen Ramsey

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 22:  Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in action against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Don't let the fact that Jalen Ramsey is playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football deceive you -- the All-Pro defensive back seems destined to find another home before too long.

Though the Eagles, Chiefs and Seahawks are rumored to be the favorites to land the Ramsey, there are still plenty of squads around the NFL that should at least make an offer, if not aggressively pursue him.

Let's highlight some of those teams, shall we?

4. Houston Texans

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 16:  Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans makes an interception during the third quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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Johnathan Joseph continues to impress despite his age (35) but at some point the veteran is going to experience a drop-off in defensive efficiency. Bringing in Jalen Ramsey, the undisputed best player at the CB position, who is also just 24 years old, would give the Texans their secondary of the future, and an elite one at that (assuming Bradley Roby sticks around). Houston's defense let them down in 2018, so it would behoove the franchise to lessen the burden of Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Co., especially after the release of Aaron Colvin.

3. Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Cornerback Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Ravens are currently decimated by injuries at the CB position. Slot corner Tavon Young is out for the year with a neck injury and outside starter Jimmy Smith is presently on the shelf with a knee sprain. With that being said, Baltimore's defense is still elite as Brandon Carr has stepped up to mold the secondary. If Lamar Jackson continues down his remarkable path, the Ravens should be considered genuine title favorites and they should do everything they can to improve their roster. Trading for Ramsey is an obvious blueprint to do just that.

2. Los Angeles Chargers

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22:  Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a broken pass play during the second half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Is anybody else forgetting that Chargers safety Derwin James (currently on injured reserve with a foot injury) was Ramsey's teammate at Florida State? We don't doubt for a second that Jalen would be open to a reunion, and Los Angeles could absolutely use his otherworldly talent. Pairing him alongside stud cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. is a marriage that should have Chargers fans clamoring for their franchise to pull the trigger.

1. Los Angeles Rams

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Marcus Peters #22 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with teammate Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams after defending a pass during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Could you imagine what kind of havoc a cornerback crew of Ramsey, Marcus Peters, and Aquib Talib would wreak on the league? Assuming the Rams offense figures things out after an uninspiring opening two weeks, acquiring the Florida State product would put this team over the top. Ramsey's dominant coverage skills would also free up time for Aaron Donald and the rest of the front six to bullrush opposing quarterbacks. Having three stud cornerbacks can never hurt, and in today's league they'll all be used liberally.