Rams: 3 Reasons Why Getting Dante Fowler Will Help Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Rams continue to make moves that show they have their eyes on the ultimate prize, a Super Bowl. They acquired Dante Fowler in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars today.

The compensation for Fowler was a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick. This is for a guy in Fowler, who was the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

With the acquisition of Fowler, the Rams now have seven former first-round picks on their defense (Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers, Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib, Mark Barron, Marcus Peters and Fowler). Fowler has disappointed so far to an extent, but is still very talented and is still young.

In Jacksonville, he fell down the depth chart when they brought in Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue has impressed early-on, especially as a third-round pick in 2016.

With Ngakoue’s play, Fowler was a forgotten guy for the Jaguars, being used sparingly.

Fowler’s best year was in 2017, when he came away with eight sacks on the year. The best thing for both Fowler and Jacksonville, was to part ways.

The Rams definitely addressed an area of need, adding an edge-rusher of Fowler’s talent.

Los Angeles has been using Samson Ebukam and Matt Longacre as their edge-rushers this season. Both of them have a combined two sacks this season.

Fowler, if healthy, can help the Rams in a multitude of ways. Here is how he can help the Rams going forward.


  1. Jason,
    I empathise with your exasperation about your Falcons because, as a Rams fan, it’s driving me loco that McVay didn’t trade for a competent tight end instead of another Dee line guy. Rams tight ends are the weak link that will keep us out of the Superbowl. Ugh!

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