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 Monday, May 27 about your Los Angeles Rams.
PREDICTING THE STORY OF THE SEASON
We’re still a few months away from the Rams taking on the Panthers to kick off the 2019 campaign, but ESPN’s NFL Nation reporters have given a prediction for thaw the story of the season will be for each of the league’s 32 teams.
For some teams, that question is about quarterbacks or new head coaches — how will they respond to their circumstance?
But for the Rams, reporter Lindsey Thiry boils it down to one question: Will the Rams return to the Super Bowl?
“The Rams must regroup as they go into the 2019 season and put their disappointing 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the Patriots behind them,” Thiry writes. “Their roster had some turnover at key positions, including two spots on the offensive line, but quarterback Jared Goff is more comfortable going into Year 3 of coach Sean McVay's scheme.”
WHO’S THE MOST DANGEROUS NEW WEAPON?
The Rams made a number of roster moves in both free agency and the NFL Draft to re-up the roster for a run at Super Bowl LIV. According to Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton, of all the acquisitions, safety Taylor Rapp is Los Angeles’ most dangerous new weapon.
“The selections feature players who have versatile skill sets or display top-notch abilities in a specific area of their games.”
Here’s what Moton had to say specifically about Rapp:
“Rapp's versatility will allow him to see the field early in his career. … In all three of his seasons at Washington, Rapp logged at least 51 combined tackles. The coaching staff could utilize him as a small linebacker in nickel or dime sub-packages, but wherever Rapp lines up, he's capable of making a play.”
For each team’s most dangerous new weapon, check out the full article here.
Speaking of new and dangerous weapons, the Rams selected Michigan cornerback David Long in the third round of the NFL Draft. And according to Pro Football Focus, Long had the lowest completion percentage allowed of any 2019 selection.