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 Friday, July 13th about your Los Angeles Rams.
Rams Offensive Arsenal Earns High Ranks
ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell looked at all 32 teams based on their offensive weapons heading into 2018.
Barnwell lists "a few things to consider" on how he based the rankings:
- These rankings are attempting to consider a team's skill-position talent without including the impact of the quarterback, offensive line or scheme.
- These rankings don't include contract value.
- I'm solely considering how these players will perform in 2018.
- The arsenals are weighted more toward receivers.
- Top-level talent wins out over depth.
- I didn't mention everyone.
"I grossly underestimated the Rams' weapons last year... The Rams were a joy to watch for most of last season, and they upgraded on Watkins by trading a first-round pick for Brandin Cooks, who has averaged 1,131 receiving yards and eight touchdowns over the past three seasons. Excitingly for Rams fans, this is a young group of weapons. Jared Goff's top six targets will all be 26 or younger in 2018. (Somehow, Cooks is younger than Kupp.) If everyone produces at the same level from a year ago and they swap out Watkins for Cooks, this could be the best group in football. My one concern is that Gurley is more likely to be very good than transcendent."
For his full analysis on the Rams and the other 31 teams, click here.
Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd has the Rams' offense ranked even higher heading into 2018, putting them third behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons. Cowherd takes it a step further, counting head coach Sean McVay as part of their attack, which helps boost them to the No. 3 spot.
I consider (McVay) the brightest young offensive mind outside of a 40-year-old Bill Walsh. He's that good.
Gurley Part of No. 1 NFL Triplet by College Affiliation
NFL.com's Dave Dameshek took a different approach to ranking his usual NFL triplets (QB/RB/WR). For these rankings, Dameshek looked at the offensive power of active NFL players based on their colleges. The players did not have to play together during their collegiate careers.
Georgia Bulldogs Todd Gurley, Lions QB Matthew Stafford and Bengals WR A.J. Green ranked at the top spot.
Here is the full list:
- Georgia - Stafford / Gurley / Green
- Cal - Aaron Rodgers / Marshawn Lynch / Keenan Allen
- Standford - Andrew Luck / Christian McCaffrey / Doug Baldwin
- Florida State - Jameis Winston / Devonta Freeman / Kelvin Benjamin
- Michigan State - Kirk Cousins / Le'Veon Bell / Bennie Fowler
- Clemson - Deshaun Watson / Wayne Gallman / DeAndre Hopkins
- Utah - Alex Smith / Devontae Booker / Josh Gordon
- USC - Sam Darnold / Buck Allen / Juju Smith-Schuster
- Oklahoma - Sam Darnold / Joe Mixon / Sterling Shepard
- Alabama - A.J. McCarron / Mark Ingram / Julio Jones
Gurley Works Out With Saquon
Finally, training camp is just two weeks away, but that hasn't prevented offseason workout videos like these from popping up.
Check out photos from Day 3 of the Rams trip to Mexico City with Michael Brockers, Luis Perez and Eric Dickerson.