The Daily Dose: Rams Make Case for Having NFL's Most Accomplished Roster

Posted Feb 28, 2018

All the latest headlines surrounding your Los Angeles Rams for Wednesday, February 28th.

This offseason, will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Wednesday, Feb. 28th about your Los Angeles Rams: 

Rams Make Case for Having NFL's Most Accomplished Roster:

On Wednesday, writer Alden Gonzalez made the case for why the Rams roster could be the best in the NFL — praising general manager Les Snead as overseeing a highly-accomplished group of players.

Not only did Los Angeles become the first team ever to boast the AP’s Offensive Player of the Year (Todd Gurley), Defensive Player of the Year (Aaron Donald), and Coach of the Year (Sean McVay), but it also completed an 11-win season en route to an NFC West title and playoff berth.

In his piece, Gonzalez compares the Rams roster to each of the other 31 clubs in the league, though players who are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents were not included.

Top-20 Picks: “The Rams' roster includes eight players who were selected within the first 20 picks of their respective drafts, second only to the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles with nine.”

2017 Pro Bowlers: “Eight players on the Rams' roster were invited to the Pro Bowl this year.”

Major-Award Winners: “The Rams now boast an Offensive Player of the Year (Gurley), a Defensive Player of the Year (Donald), an Offensive Rookie of the Year (Gurley) and a Defensive Rookie of the Year (Donald), as voted on by the AP.”

First-Team All Pros: “The Rams have seven players who have been first-team All-Pros -- Hekker, Donald, Whitworth, Cooper, Gurley, Zuerlein and edge-rusher Robert Quinn...The Rams drafted five of their All-Pros, three of them within the past four years.”

Value and Control: “This is an area where the Rams really separate themselves, and it might be the most important.”

To read more about the Rams roster value, check out the rest of Gonzalez’ article by clicking here.

Johnson Named One of Three Top-Graded Rookie Safeties:

Rams safety John Johnson III made a splash in his rookie season, finishing the year with 91 total tackles, 11 pass breakups and one interception. Through 2017, the former Boston College standout finished as second-highest graded rookie safety with an 85.8 overall grade, according to Pro Football Focus.