The Daily Dose: Whitworth Named to NFL.com's All-Time Free Agent Team

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, March 30th about your Los Angeles Rams:

One Stat to Know For Every NFL Team's Top-Graded Free Agent Signing

The Rams had a very productive start to the NFL's free agency period, bringing in star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, while boosting their defensive line through the addition of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

After the first official wave of the offseason, the team at Pro Football Focus is taking a deeper look at each team's top-graded free agent signing — breaking down one signature stat for each of the 32 clubs.

Ndamukong Suh
2017 Grade: 91.0

After a move that will strike sheer terror into their NFC West opponents, the Rams will enter the 2018 season with both Suh and Aaron Donald along their defensive line. Suh ended the 2017 season with 43 quarterback pressures, the seventh-most among defensive tackles. He also ended the year with 65 impact plays (total pressures plus defensive stops), which was the 12th-most among all interior defenders.

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NFL.com's All-Time Free Agent Team **

The 2018 season marks the 26th year of free agency in its modern form. And with 25 free agent classes, NFL.com writer Elliot Harrison put together a historical review of offseason's past. But instead of looking at the best and worst signings, Harrison completed a starting lineup of the top acquisitions of all time.

Players that made the all-time free agent team include those who contributed to winning, changed the culture of a team, or pulled off a remarkable individual achievement right out of the gate. And after just one season in L.A. left tackle Andrew Whitworth earned a spot on the roster.

Offensive tackle: Andrew Whitworth
Signed with: Los Angeles Rams, 2017.

"Yep, we're putting a 2017 signing on this list. Why? Well, for starters, good luck finding another offensive tackle in the free-agency era who made first team All-Pro in his first year with his new team, like Whitworth did in '17. The Rams' line was an embarrassment before Whitworth arrived; with him last year, it was, dare we say, almost a team strength. Todd Gurley's yard-per-carry mark went up by 1.5! Los Angeles also gave up 21 fewer sacks. Whitworth got much credit -- deserved credit -- for those developments."

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