Dolphins expected to send mid-round pick to Rams for Robert Quinn

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The Rams are set to send a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft to the Chiefs in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters once the deal can become official on March 14 and they’ll be getting a pick back in another trade.

As reported earlier on Friday, they’ve agreed to a deal to send defensive end Robert Quinn to the Dolphins. There was no word on the compensation on Miami’s end when news of the deal initially broke, but there are now multiple reports that the Rams will be getting a mid-round pick back for the pass rusher.

Those reports also have the Dolphins and Rams exchanging late-round picks. That will presumably be a fifth- or sixth-round pick for the Rams as they don’t have any seventh-rounders.

The Rams are getting a sixth-rounder from the Chiefs in the Peters deal and they also agreed to send their 2019 second-round pick to Kansas City. As of now, that leaves the Rams with eight picks in this year’s draft.

UPDATE 6:57 p.m. ET: Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports the Dolphins will send a fourth-round pick to Los Angeles and the teams will swap sixth-round picks.

10 responses to “Dolphins expected to send mid-round pick to Rams for Robert Quinn

  1. Wow, Rams got fleeced. Probably only got a 4th in return and they swapped 6ths. Now the Rams have ZERO pass-rush outside of Aaron Donald, and no pass-rush off the edges with Quinn and Barwin gone, Barwin sucked to begin with.

  2. Gonna miss Robert. He was good when healthy.

    Had some back issues in the past, and is getting up there in age.

    Will miss him, and hope he does well in Miami.

  3. So basically Miami traded Ajayi for Quinn and Drake. They got a top flight pass rusher and upgraded at RB. I’d say Miami came out of those deals pretty good.

  4. hawkkiller says:
    March 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    Wow, Rams got fleeced. Probably only got a 4th in return and they swapped 6ths. Now the Rams have ZERO pass-rush outside of Aaron Donald, and no pass-rush off the edges with Quinn and Barwin gone, Barwin sucked to begin with.

    An older DE making 11 mil who has been injury prone the last few years in exchange for a 4th is not exactly a “Fleece” And Barwin had 5 sacks as a rotational LB. That doesn’t exactly suck!

  5. Smart move for both parties.

    Rams clear the books and get to build around Donald, Gurley and have the flexibility to reign Joyner and keep the books open for Goff and Peters while the Fins get a pass rusher in a year when there are few of them in the draft and have a veteran to build around when Wake retires.

    Sometimes you can’t keep everyone

  6. schmitty2 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    hawkkiller says:
    March 2, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    Wow, Rams got fleeced. Probably only got a 4th in return and they swapped 6ths. Now the Rams have ZERO pass-rush outside of Aaron Donald, and no pass-rush off the edges with Quinn and Barwin gone, Barwin sucked to begin with.

    An older DE making 11 mil who has been injury prone the last few years in exchange for a 4th is not exactly a “Fleece” And Barwin had 5 sacks as a rotational LB. That doesn’t exactly suck!
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    #1 a 4th round pick and a swap of 6th is a Fleece for a player of Robert Quinn’s caliber, coming off a 9.0 season that was his first year in a 3-4 defense playing standing up, and is now fully 100% healthy. It was a stupid move on behalf of the Rams, they now have ZERO OUTSIDE PASS-RUSHERS, and their are no good pass rushers available in free-agency & the draft class is very weak at OLB. The OLB’s available in round 2-3 are all raw developmental prospects, and LA has no 2nd round pick. So good luck with that. The only pass rushers on their rosters are DT’s in Aaron Donald and Brockers, Donald is elite but Brockers is a good solid interior pass-rusher but not great. The Rams now have no other pass rushers.

    #2 Connor Barwin, who is an UFA, was NOT a rotational OLB last season. He was on the field for well over 90% of the Rams defensive passing downs i.e pass rushing situations & he started 14 games before getting banged up not playing in the last 2. Pretty much the text book of a starter. 5.0 sacks when your on the field for over 90% of the pass rushing snaps isnt exactly good. He is an aging declining pass rushing OLB on the wrong side of 30 who doesnt have much left in the tank, which is precisely why Phillips wants to move on & upgrade the position. Wade Phillips is going to have to manufacture pressure next year and Blitz a ton because the Rams arent going to be able to get there with 4, that pass-rush is going to badly struggle. This is not the year to be letting go of good pass rushers for 4th round picks, yes the Rams got fleeced. Good luck trying to replace his production this off-season!!!.

  7. On one hand I love this. If Quinn is healthy he’s a potential All-Pro and is only 27 years old. On the other hand, how can they possibly afford this?

  8. Love having Quinn! The problem is the Dolphins have too much money invested in the D-Line. This just means that the Trade is contingent upon a new contract for longer terms at much less current Cap hit and that William Hays is gone for sure. Possibly shopping Wake around??? Would not be surprised if he went back to OLB although Dolphins play 4-3, not like Rams 3-4. Head scratcher, since it is not my money… I am happy. The defense is better than they were 24 hrs ago.

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