The Rams allowed the Redskins the opportunity to draft Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in 2012. The Redskins, in turn, allowed the Rams the opportunity to make use of Washington's first-round pick until the end of time.
In reality, it was just for two more seasons (2013 and 2014), but the Rams hope the effect of these drafts last much longer.
Every year is the same for Rams fans, it seems. Before the football calendar is anywhere close to its end, Rams fans stop talking about this season and start talking about next season.
The good news is that the Rams won't be drafting within the first half-hour of next year's NFL Draft.
The bad news is that they will still be drafting alongside the rest of the NFL's underclass who failed to make the playoffs.
For those keeping count, we're at eight seasons (and counting) without a playoff appearance for the Rams. That's one short of the franchise record in the Super Bowl era.
For those Rams fans already looking towards next season, here are the six players the Rams are most likely to select with their two picks in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.