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 Thursday, May 17th about your Los Angeles Rams:
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Top 25 NFL Players Under Age of 25: Goff Only QB to Make It, Two Saints Rank in Top Five</span>
As the offseason continues along, CBS Sports’ Sean Wagner-McGough is looking ahead to the future of the NFL by answering a simple question that is often quite difficult to answer: Who are the best young players in the NFL?
In an effort to simplify his answer, Wagner-McGough decided to rank the top 25 players under the age of 25. Here’s a look at some of the Rams players who made the list:
20. QB Jared Goff (23)
“ A year ago, the idea of Goff appearing on a list like this would've seemed like nothing more than a fantasy. But after Sean McVay and some actually talented football players arrived in Los Angeles last offseason, Goff turned into the quarterback worthy of the No. 1 overall pick. In 16 games last season, Goff completed 62.1 percent of his passes, averaged 8.0 yards per attempt, threw 28 touchdowns and only seven picks, and posted a 100.5 passer rating. That'll do.”
11. WR Brandin Cooks (24)
“Entering his fifth season, Cooks is somehow onto the third team of his career. Over the past four seasons, he's averaged roughly 986 yards and almost seven touchdowns per season. He averages 14.1 yards per catch. He's going to explode in the Rams' offense with McVay calling the shots and Goff throwing him deep bombs.”**
1. RB Todd Gurley (23)
“Gurley is the best player under the age of 25. After finally being freed from the constraints of a Jeff Fisher "middle-school offense," Gurley ran wild in Sean McVay's system. In a 15-game season, he rushed for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and caught 64 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns. His 2,093 yards and 19 touchdowns from scrimmage led the league. He was, quite simply, the best playmaker in football last season.”
Donald and Watt Dominate the Defensive Line:
In one of Pro Football Focus’ latest social media posts, the popular football grading site posted a Tweet showcasing the highest overall grades for interior defenders since 2006. Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald (3) and Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt have dominated the last decade, taking each of the top-five slots.