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The Daily Dose: Tuesday, January 23

Posted Jan 23, 2018

Check out the latest headlines surrounding your Los Angeles Rams.

This offseason, theRams.com 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 Tuesday, January 23rd about your Los Angeles Rams:

Rams Top Special Teams Rankings

Special teams coordinator John Fassel is widely regarded as one of the best in the business, consistently putting together a strong unit that is ranked among the top of the league. This season, Fassel’s leadership led to four Pro Bowl selections from the Rams special teams unit — punter Johnny Hekker, specialist Pharoh Cooper, long snapper Jake McQuaide, and kicker Greg Zuerlein.

Sports columnist Rick Gosselin explains why he believes the Rams special teams unit was so dominant this season.

“Here’s the formula for the rankings: The league’s 32 teams are ranked in 22 kicking game categories and assigned points according to their standing – one for best, 32 for worst. In the 14 years the ranking has expanded to include 22 categories, no team had ever amassed fewer than 200 total points.

Until the 2017 Rams.

The Rams finished first in six of the categories and runner up in five others. The Rams had three other Top-5 finishes and four more Top-10 finishes. So the Rams were a Top-10 finisher in 18 of the 22 categories in these special-teams rankings. That’s dominance.” 

CBS Sports 2018 Mock Draft

The latest edition of CBS Sports’ 2018 Mock Draft was released on Monday and writer Chris Trapasso has the Rams selecting cornerback Denzel Ward out of Ohio State.

— Los Angeles could have some moving parts in its secondary this offseason, so Ward is a sensible pick here. He's the classic "if he were a few inches taller, he'd be a top-10 pick.

Pro Bowlers Head to Orlando

The 2018 Pro Bowl doesn’t officially kick off until Wednesday, but several of the Rams have already made the trip to Orlando. Check out the latest updates from the six players headed to the NFL’s annual all-star game this week: