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 Monday, June 4th about your Los Angeles Rams:
2018 NFL Division Power Rankings:
Because we are still deep into the NFL offseason, there won't be many team power rankings to look through until the end of training camps in July. To ease the wait time, the NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal has released another
type of power rankings — breaking down the top divisions in the league.
The Rams, along with the rest of the NFC West, came in at No. 3 behind the NFC South and NFC North divisions.
3) NFC West: Rams, Seahawks, Cardinals, 49ers
"Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan are set up to have the best coaching rivalry of the next decade, with Shanahan having the edge at quarterback. The Rams' aggressive remodeling effort could wind up costing people jobs, with owners from other franchises wondering: Why can't we do that?
Any team led by Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Earl Thomas can't be counted out, while any offense with Josh Rosen and David Johnson should be fun to watch. This has been the best division in football on balance for the decade -- and it's on the way back up.
Key game: Rams at 49ers, Week 7 (Sunday Night Football)"
Which Surprise Starter Could Emerge for Each NFL Team in 2018?
Rosters in the NFL are often set long before the regular season, but every year there are still a few surprise players who crack the starting lineup. For that reason, Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski is taking a look at which surprise starter could emerge for every team in the NFL in 2018.
Check out photos from Day 7 of the Los Angeles Rams OTAs.
Rams rookie outside linebacker Justin Lawler was listed as the most likely player to claim a starting spot. Here's what Sobleski had to say about the SMU product:
"The Los Angeles Rams made impressive move after impressive move this offseason yet couldn't find a way to adequately address outside linebacker after trading Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins. Justin Lawler heard 243 names called before his during the NFL draft. Draft status is merely a number, though, and he's ready to claim a starting spot.
"You look at Justin Lawler getting a chance to take some Sam linebacker reps with some of those top guys, and he's flashed some really good things," head coach Sean McVay said, per Rams Wire's Cameron DaSilva. "And we're looking forward to seeing really a lot of guys grow,but specifically, he's gotten some chances and he's made the most of those."
According to Pro Football Focus, the edge defender registered 48 quarterback pressures last season before SMU's bowl game."