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Rams traded 2018 4th and 2019 2nd-round picks for Marcus Peters, per report

We now know the (reported) compensation in the Peters trade, and it’s about what was expected.

The Los Angeles Rams gave up a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick in exchange for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. It seems the Chiefs have also send a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Rams, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

We’ve known about the trade involving the San Francisco 49ers’ NFC West rivals for a few days now, but the compensation has been a moving target.

Yesterday, we reported on some sleuthing from a Chiefs beat writer that the trade was for “second-round value at best,” and this is pretty in line with that. The Rams don’t have a second-round pick for the 2018 NFL Draft, and a 2019 second-round pick is worth less today than it will be a year from now. Adding a fourth-rounder this year puts it in about that range.

The 49ers were interested in Peters, 25, and had discussions with the Chiefs, but did not get to the point of making an offer on him. Peters was a first-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft, was a first-team All-Pro player in 2016 and was named to the 2015 and 2016 Pro Bowls.

But as we wrote previously, it’s not surprising that the 49ers didn’t make an offer for Peters despite their glaring need at cornerback. Peters has been a distraction in the locker room, on the field and off the field. The Chiefs were reportedly trying to trade him for the past three weeks. I imagine those talks started with the Chiefs demanding a first-round pick, but so few teams were interested even at the second-round level, I’m told.

Peters could be a game-changer for the Rams, who have a lot of decisions to make going forward. He’ll make life tough on Jimmy Garoppolo, but the Chiefs’ desire to rid themselves of him does make him a boom-or-bust type of player for the Rams, who have two years of Peters before his contract runs out.