Looking at potential trade partners for L'Jarius Sneed and the Chiefs

Which NFL teams have the elements in play for a potential deal for L'Jarius Sneed?

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Los Angeles Rams

If there's any team that seems willing to trade draft assets, you have to start with the Los Angeles Rams. Les Snead has distanced himself from every first-round pick available to him for as long as most fans can remember, so the wheel-and-deal angle here isn't far-fetched—in fact, it's probably likely.

But is there a need here? The answer is "absolutely." The Rams have a nice core of talent on the roster, but the team's pass defense is a significant area of need. They could wait and hope to pick up a prospect in the draft at No. 19 overall, but the draft's top pass defenders should be gone by then and the position overall can be quite cruel in its bust rate.

Enter Sneed, a ready-made lockdown option served up on a platter to a team with a healthy amount of cap space at $40 million. Jordan Fuller and Ahkello Witherspoon are set to hit free agency, but the unit was already needy to begin with for the league's 20th-ranked pass defense.

As for a return for the Chiefs, that No. 19 overall selection would likely be too much for the Rams here unless Snead doesn't care about maxing out that value. The Rams are set to have several sixth-round choices here so maybe a 2nd and 6th would get things done. There are parameters to dial in here, but the Rams should do their due diligence here for sure.