By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Rams just got better. They acquired Dante Fowler on Tuesday before the 4 pm trade deadline.
The Jacksonville Jaguars deal Fowler — the former third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In exchange, the Rams did a 2019 third-round draft pick.
The team also sent a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to the Jaguars.
At one point, the Jaguars were asking for two third-round draft picks for Fowler. Jacksonville declines his fifth-year option before the start of the season.
The Rams were looking to deal for an edge rusher before the deadline. The team is hoping that he could do that for a defense that already has Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh on the front line.
This will be the first-time that Fowler plays for a team out of the State of Florida. He played his high school, college, and the beginning of his career in the state.
Michael Brockers is listed as the team’s lone defensive end in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. John Franklin-Myers is listed as the backup.
Fowler clearly has not lived up to his expectations after going third overall. This season, through seven games, he has had eight tackles, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
With the Jaguars, he has had 39 appearances, including one start. He had 61 tackles, 14.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and five pass deflections.
In July, he was suspended one game for violating the team’s personal conduct policy. The team then lifted his suspension on September 10th.
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