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Daily Dose: Position Battles to Watch

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 Tuesday July 24th about your Los Angeles Rams:


While each member of the Los Angeles Rams approach the 2018 campaign with similar goals in mind, training camp provides a battleground for select positions. Pro Football Focus determined five position battles to watch for in its 'Training Camp Preview', headlined by linebacker competition.

Other positions battles to expect include:


Mike Sando of espn.com released his '2018 Quarterback Tiers' on Tuesday. Sando's rankings are backed by a panel of 50 league insiders, including coordinators, head coaches, quarterback coaches, execs and others from around the league.

Rams' third-year QB Jared Goff is listed as a 'Tier Three' quarterback. According to Sando, a tier three quarterback "is a legitimate starter, but needs a heavier running game and/or defense to win. A lower-volume passing offense makes his job easier."


Goff is tabbed at No. 19 overall, receiving 14 votes toward the second tier and four for the fourth tier. However, one former GM thought higher of Goff:

"I'm going to step out here a little bit and say he's a 2," a former GM said, "because of the upside, because of the arm talent, because of how he bounced back from adversity. They gave him some weapons, but the majority of quarterbacks need them. He went through some stuff, he responded in the right way and I respect that in a quarterback."