The Daily Dose: Rams Among Five Leading Candidates for Best Defense in 2018

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, April 2nd about your Los Angeles Rams:

Rams, Jaguars Among Five Leading Candidates to be the NFL's Best Defense in 2018

For the majority of the last four NFL seasons, the question of "Who is the best defense in the league?" has boiled down to two teams — the Broncos and the Seahawks. But in 2017, several new contenders burst onto the scene to contend for the title and the 2018 season could see even more teams emerge.

With that in mind, CBS Sports' Jared Dubin is breaking down the five leading candidates for the NFL's best defense during the 2018 season. Along with the Rams, the Jaguars, Vikings, Eagles and Texans were also named as contenders.

LOS ANGELES RAMS:

"The Rams are certainly the team on this list that has made the biggest splash this offseason. [L.A.] finished the 2017 season seventh in points allowed per drive and sixth in defensive DVOA. Had Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald not held out long enough to miss the first two games of the year, those figures might've been even better. All the Rams have done this offseason is go out and get him a ton of help. First, they traded for star Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, who leads the NFL in interceptions since entering the league and has held opponents to a passer rating below 70 in each of his three seasons. Then, the Rams swung another trade for Aqib Talib, who may be on the wrong side of 30 and in the final year of his deal but is still a heck of a player. And on Monday, they pulled off one of the most impressive signings of the offseason, landing Ndamukong Suh on a one-year, $14 million deal. It's safe to say Wade's going to have some fun with this crew."

For more of Dubin's article, click here.

Donald's Scary-Looking Offseason Training Methods

It's no secret that Rams defensive tackle and reigning AP Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald, takes his offseason workouts very seriously. But this weekend, a video was released giving viewers an inside look at one of the Pro Bowler's most interesting and scary-looking methods — training with knives.

Thankfully, Donald took his Twitter account to let fans know that the knives were not real, but are simply used for training purposes and simulation.

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