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 Thursday, February 21st about your Los Angeles Rams.
OFFSEASON TO-DO LIST
Chris Roling of the Bleacher Report put together a list of each NFL team's to-do list for the offseason on Thursday.
For the Rams, Roling's list is focused on the defense — and the need of an edge rusher to help defensive tackle Aaron Donald pressure the quarterback.
Here's what Roling says the Rams need to address this offseason:
- Upgrade edge-rusher
- Add a safety
- Get help for Aaron Donald
"The Rams tried to get Wade Phillips' scheme a pass-rusher last season with the move for Dante Fowler Jr., which was underwhelming. Maybe paying big money to Demarcus Lawrence or otherwise would be smart, as it would help the entire unit.
Behind the pass-rushers, the secondary will need to compensate for the possible loss of safety Lamarcus Joyner, who'll head to market again. A solid draft class for safeties could mean a good value pick late in the first round."
For the full article and to-do list for each team, click here.
GURLEY MEETS ZION
Running back Todd Gurley took in the highly-anticipated college basketball matchup between North Carolina and Duke on Wednesday night.
The Duke University basketball twitter account shared a brief highlight of their superfan Ram just ahead of tip off, where Gurley can be seen meeting Coach Mike Krzyzewski and freshman phenoms Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett.
TEN PASS RUSHER TARGETS
NFL.com's Willie McGinest rated the top-10 pass rushers worth pursuing in free agency and the NFL Draft.
Free agent defensive end Demarcus Lawrence takes the No. 1 spot on McGinest's list and precedes outside linebackers Dee Ford and Jadeveon Clowney, who round out the top three.
Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh came in at No. 7 on the list. Here's what McGinest said about the veteran pass rusher and run stopper:
Ndamukong Suh, DT, free agent: "Suh had an OK regular season but was notably better in the playoffs with 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and five quarterback hits in the Rams' three postseason games. Even at 32 years old, Suh showed he is still a dominant interior player who demands a double team. The aggressive veteran doesn't have all the moves in the book but the ones he does use are effective. Plus, he's equally as productive in the run game."
For the entire article, click here.