With the offseason underway, 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, January 8 about your Los Angeles Rams.
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS' TOP 25 CORNERBACKS IN 2019 INCLUDE HILL, ROBEY-COLEMAN
The play of cornerbacks Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman this season landed them among Pro Football Focus' league-wide Top 25 for the position. Robey-Coleman checked in at No. 19, followed by Hill at No. 20.
"Nickell Robey-Coleman continues to solidify himself as one of the league's best slot cornerbacks," wrote PFF analyst Solomon Wilcots, a former NFL defensive back. "He accelerates with quick closing speed after showing patience in press man-to-man coverage, and he is good enough to stick with receivers at the top of their routes."
Hill, meanwhile drew praise for allowing the fewest receptions (23) of any cornerback with a minimum of 300 coverage snaps.
"Hill was moved into a starting role after the Rams moved on from Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, but he has rewarded the move by developing into a primetime presence in the Rams' promising secondary," Wilcots wrote.
PFF's complete top 25 cornerbacks list following the conclusion of the regular season can be viewed here.
THE TOP INDIVIDUAL PASS-BLOCKING AND RUN-BLOCKING PERFORMANCES SHARE A COMMON THREAD
PFF also made note of the top-graded pass-blocking and run-blocking performances by Rams players this past season. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth owns four of the top five for the former category, while rookie David Edwards makes an appearance in both.
KUPP A CANDIDATE FOR NFL'S PLAY OF THE YEAR
Voting is underway for the Bridgestone Clutch Performance Play of the Year, and Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp's 65-yard touchdown catch off a double-reverse flea flicker against the Bengals in London in Week 8 is one of many you can choose from.
Fans can cast five votes, but they cannot use all of them to vote for the same play. The winning play will be unveiled during the NFL Honors awards show Feb. 1. It will be televised at at 5 p.m. PT on FOX.