Patriots are trading WR Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to LA Rams for the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and a sixth-round pick, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2018
This is a good move for the Rams who need a weapon on the outside and who can take the top off a defense. It also allows them to focus on the building they continue to do with proven players.
However, more of a concern now may be the ammo the New England Patriots possess, as they are loaded with prime draft picks to make a move up if they fancy themselves a quarterback this year:
New England is now armed with double 1’s, double 2’s, and in prime position to move up in draft and select a QB if it so chooses.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2018
It could be a punch to the gut in two ways if Cooks recaptures some of his magic and the Patriots draft a quarterback.