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 Thursday, Feb. 15th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Woods, Goff Named One of 2017's Top QB/WR Duos
There's little to no argument that the passing game still runs the NFL. Put simply, in order to succeed, a club must throw the ball efficiently and prevent the opposing team from doing so.
For that reason, NFL.com writer Matt Harmon is taking a look at the 10 best quarterback and wide receiver duos of the year.
Rams wide receiver Robert Woods and quarterback Jared Goff came in as the No. 8 duo of 2017:
"This placement might catch some fans off guard, but Jared Goff and Robert Woods absolutely earned this spot with their work this past season. Woods enjoyed a career year in his first season with the Rams. He averaged 3.04 yards of separation on his routes in 2017, the highest among the top four receivers on the team. Goff had a 114.9 passer rating on passes to Woods this year, third-highest among all quarterback-receiver connections with at least 60 targets. Despite the team's higher-profile additions in big-name Sammy Watkins and rookie Cooper Kupp, it was Woods who proved to be the most effective target. Woods was electric in the Rams' postseason loss, dog-walking the Falcons' top cornerback, Desmond Trufant, up and down the field for 107 yards on six catches."
To check out the rest of the top-ten duos, read the rest of Harmon's article here.
Johnson Earns No. 2 Grade From Pro Football Focus
On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus named Lamarcus Joyner as the top-graded free agent safety. But today, the popular football grading site is shining a light on another of the Rams top defensive backs — rookie safety John Johnson III.
The Boston College product finished the year as PFF's No.2 rookie safety with an 85.8 overall grade. Johnson started 11 games in 2017, recording 91 tackles, one interception, and 11 pass breakups.
Barwin Joining Chris Long on Mt. Kilimanjaro
Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin and retired running back Steven Jackson will be joining several current and former NFL players on a quest to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro next week. The two are part of a larger group of players that will help former NFL long snapper and Army Green Beret Nate Boyer in his climb to raise awareness for water scarcity.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa with an elevation of 19,341 feet above sea level. According to the Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Guide, the average summit success rate is between 45 and 65 percent.
The group will begin their climb on Tuesday, Feb. 20.