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 Wednesday, May 23rd about your Los Angeles Rams:
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">NFC West Projected Starters: Rams the Division's New Juggernaut</span>
In the words of the NFL.com, “Gregg Rosenthal will project post-draft starting lineups for all 32 teams — because that's his idea of fun.”
Take a look at his projected starters for the Rams and click here to find out who he believes will be taking the field for the rest of the league’s 31 teams. The following list also includes a bit of analysis regarding Rosenthal’s decision-making about the lineup.
LOS ANGELES RAMS*
QB: Jared Goff
RB: *Todd Gurley
*WR: *Brandin Cooks
*WR: Robert Woods
WR: Cooper Kupp
TE: *Gerald Everett
*LT: Andrew Whitworth
LG: *Rodger Saffold
*C: John Sullivan
RG: *Jamon Brown
*RT: Rob Havenstein
DE: *Michael Brockers
*DT: *Aaron Donald
*DT: Ndamukong Suh
OLB: Matt Longacre
ILB: Mark Barron
OLB: Samson Ebukam
CB: *Marcus Peters
*CB: Aqib Talib
*CB: *Nickell Robey-Coleman
*S: *Lamarcus Joyner
*S: *John Johnson III
A Few Notes Regarding the Projected Lineup:
— Don't necessarily expect Brandin Cooks to get the targets of a traditional No. 1 receiver. The Rams will want more production out of Cooks than Sammy Watkins gave them last year, but the yardage could still be split evenly between Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.
— Gerald Everett played far less than Tyler Higbee as a rookie, but tight end is a notoriously difficult position in which to make a quick impact. Everett's explosiveness as a receiver should get him on the field more.
— Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has a lot of options for how he can line up this loaded defense, but a three-man line of Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers looks ferocious.
— There are virtually no position battles on Los Angeles for starting jobs, which is one sign of a team ready to contend for a Super Bowl. Phillips still needs to figure out his second inside linebacker and second defensive end, but those spots are unlikely to top 500 snaps.
What Other Sports Could NFL Superstars Dominate?
On Tuesday’s edition of Good Morning Football, the hosting crew took some time to debate an interesting question — what other sports could NFL stars dominate? The question came after a video surfaced of Giants’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hitting home runs in a batting practice session with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rams running back Todd Gurley was brought up in the conversation as one potential NFL superstar who could also dominate as a track and field athlete.