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, June 12th about your Los Angeles Rams:
The Top 50 NFL Players for 2018
At the end of every NFL season, Pro Football Focus puts together its “Best 101 Players” of that year. But as we approach the preseason, the team is taking a look at the best players in the game overall right now.
Instead of 101, the list has been broken down into the top 50 players heading the 2018 season — chosen by the PGG team and informed by grading, statistics, and schematic context. For the second consecutive season, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald topped the list as the No. 1 player for 2018.
1. AARON DONALD, DI, LOS ANGELES RAMS
Check out the photos of the Rams at the 2018 NFL Honors in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: Todd Rosenberg/NFL, Perry Knotts/NFL, Ben Liebenberg/NFL
“The No. 1 player on the list a year ago, somehow Donald has only gotten better for the Rams, and he may be in an even better situation heading into 2018 with additions like Suh to the defensive line. Donald led the league in total pressures (91) in 2017, despite playing only 14 games and doing it from a predominantly inside alignment. Donald is the best player in football right now and practically unblockable when it comes to generating pressure.”
Fellow Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh also earned a spot on this year's Top 50, landing at No. 36.
The Five Biggest Questions Facing NFL Teams at Minicamps
On Tuesday, 28 of the league’s 32 NFL teams will begin their mandatory minicamps. Over the coming days, coaches will be able to evaluate the players on their rosters for one final time until training camp begins in late July.
With the summer break upon us, ESPN.com is taking a look at the five biggest questions facing all NFL teams as they roll into minicamp.
Here’s a look at the five questions and be sure to read the full analysis by clicking here .
- Who’s (not) showing up?
- How healthy is your quarterback?
- What about these rookies, anyway?
- How quickly are they picking up the new stuff?
- Who enters the summer on the roster bubble?