Rams should’ve kept chasing a true game-changer in Beckham


By Jack Browne | theScore

The ascendant Rams and Odell Beckham Jr. are a match made in heaven, and right up until Los Angeles stunned the NFL world by trading for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, they were the favorites to trade for the New York Giants superstar.

And they should’ve kept trying to make a deal for Beckham until it happened or became impossible. Here’s why the Rams were too quick to move on.

Beckham’s clearly more talented than Cooks

Cooks is a good receiver and could be the deep threat that appears to be the only hole in L.A.’s offense, but he’s shown time and time again that he isn’t a top-tier No. 1 target.

The 24-year-old has produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons – an impressive feat – but he established his ceiling on teams with superior quarterback play to the Rams.

The New England Patriots threw the ball more than any other team in the league last year, and the New Orleans Saints ranked second in attempts in both 2016 and 2015, according to teamrankings.com.

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