Each weekday, 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 Monday, February 11th about your Los Angeles Rams.
DRAFT ORDER & BIGGEST NEEDS
NFL.com’s Dan Parr laid out the 2019 NFL Draft order along with each team’s biggest need heading into next season and for the Rams, who have the No. 31 pick in the first round pending no trades, Parr says to keep an eye out for an edge rusher, defensive back, or defensive tackle.
Biggest needs: Edge, DB, DT
“There could be some gaping voids here if certain players walk. Dante Fowler, Ndamukong Suh, Lamarcus Joyner and Sam Shields are among the Rams due to hit the market. CBs Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters are a year away from free agency.”
For the full first round draft order and each team’s biggest need heading into 2019, click here.
Brad Gagnon of the Bleacher Report drew up the perfect offseason blueprint for each NFL club on Monday and according to Gagnon, a big part of the plan will be keeping veteran left guard Rodger Saffold.
Keep Rodger Saffold -The Rams won't likely be major players on the open market, and they have just one top-100 draft pick, so this offseason will and should be about keeping guys in-house. Fowler should be the focus in that respect on defense, while Saffold has to be the top priority on offense. The 30-year-old guard isn't a superstar, but he's consistent and reliable, and it's important for quarterback Jared Goff's sake that the offensive line has continuity going forward.
For Gagnon’s full offseason blueprint for the Rams, click here.
PICKED TO REPEAT
NFL Network’s Peter Schrager picked the Rams as the NFC’s team most likely to repeat as division champs in 2019.
Here’s Schrager explaining his pick on Monday’s edition of Good Morning Football: