INDIANAPOLIS — Sean McVay acknowledged how the reporter's question might get him in trouble.
"I can't talk about those guys — you're trying to get me to tamper, Josina," he said — joking, but not quite joking at his Combine press conference on Thursday.
There are a lot of good veteran receivers being talked about as possible trade targets around the league, so could the Rams possibly add one?
In short, it seems pretty unlikely — especially given the way McVay answered the question.
"[W]e feel really good about the core group that we do have," McVay said. "I think when you look at the leadership that Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods provided for us, and the production, you love being around those types of players. Certainly Cooper Kupp is a special player with what he was doing in his second year, the maturation, the ability where I thought he played faster this year. He's got a great feel for the game. And then Josh Reynolds, the way he was able to step up. So when you just talk about those four guys as your core, you feel really good about them. And those are the types of players that are always going to get better."
Realistically, the Rams already traded for a veteran receiver last year when they acquires Brandin Cooks. And through a season, he's proven to be worth the investment, recording a career-high 1,204 yards receiving to go along with 80 receptions with five touchdowns. Woods also recorded a career season, as Cooks and Woods became the first Rams duo since 2006 to each eclipse 1,000 yards receiving. And with Kupp and Reynolds as rising third-year players, there's reason to believe that the receiving corps as currently constructed should only get better in 2019.
"But," McVay said, "there certainly are some great players out there as well that, you know, you never know how things shake out."