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The 5 O'Clock Club: Playing GM - What Ram would you want?

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The 5 o’clock club aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.

The Redskins travel to the West Coast this week to take on a franchise with a number of familiar faces. The two head coaches know each other well, and Wade Phillips is likely to have a high-pressure defense peppered with some pro-bowl talent ready to attack Kirk Cousins and his crew.

Offensively, Sean McVay — whose team just dropped a 40-burger on the Colts — should be able to exploit his knowledge of the Redskin franchise to create stress for a burgundy & gold defense where the players still have to wear nametags to meetings.

The Los Angeles Rams might be able to play tough against the Redskins, and make this week’s west coast trip a lot more difficult than it looked when the schedule was announced before training camp.

But today, instead of considering the coaches, the Rams relocation, the travel to the left-coast or anything peripheral to Sunday’s game, I thought we could focus on the players who are difference-makers.

If you were the Redskins GM (do we even have one?) looking down the Rams roster, if you could wave a magic wand and make a favorable trade happen — in effect, simply pluck a player from the Rams and put him on the Redskins team — which one player would you choose?

Share your ideas in the comments.

Here are some of the higher profile players. For a full-team depth chart, you can check Our Lads.

WR: Tavon Austin, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Pharoh Cooper

OL: Andrew Whitworth (LT), Rob Havenstein (RT), Roger Saffold (LG), Jamon Brown (RG), John Sullivan (C)

QB: Jared Goff

RB: Todd Gurley

DL: Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers

OLB: Robert Quinn, Conner Barwin

ILB: Alec Ogletree, Mark Barron

DBs: Trumaine Johnson (CB), Lemarcus Joyner (S), Mo Alexander (S)

K: Greg Zeurlein

Poll

If you could take one person from the Rams franchise and put them in the Redskins organization, who would you take?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Jared Goff
    (10 votes)
  • 61%
    Aaron Donald
    (175 votes)
  • 13%
    Todd Gurley
    (40 votes)
  • 7%
    Sean McVay
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    Wade Phillips
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    Stan Kroenke
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Sammy Watkins
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    John Sullivan
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Conner Barwin
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Alec Ogletree
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Greg Zuerlein
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Sam Rogers
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Cooper Kupp
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Trumaine Johnson
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Lamarcus Joyner
    (1 vote)
286 votes total Vote Now