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Random Ramsdom 5/12: L.A. Rams’ News, the Compensatory Pick Threshold, & Rookie Orientation

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Compensatory Pick Threshold Passes for UFA’s |  Pro Football Talk

The May 12 threshold has arrived in the NFL making remaining unrestricted free agents that much more unrestricted.

How Quarterbacks are Made |  MMQB

The MMQB examined the youth football careers and family backgrounds of the 15 QBs taken in this year’s NFL draft (a record number), and found several key life experiences that appear to be predictors of success. Often, the men who play the position aren’t natural born leaders

Recent History Bodes Well for Rams, Goff |  Los Angeles Daily News

A month or so before the Rams moved from the 15th spot in the first round of the NFL Draft to the first pick overall and before any discussion about starting the season with a rookie quarterback behind center, Rams general manager Les Snead opened a wide window to both possibilities.

Rams Will Be Patient, But Goff Likely to Start Sooner than Later |  ESPN

The best-laid plans of NFL teams can change at the drop of a hat. Or, perhaps in the case of the Los Angeles Rams, at the cost of a move from No. 15 to No. 1 in the 2016 draft.

Rams Feeling Good About Goff |  Cover 32 Rams

Jeff Fisher and the Los Angeles Rams continue to feel good about Jared Goff, his progress, and learning about his new team.

Will the Rams Get 7.5 Wins This Season? (VIDEO) |  Pro Football Talk

PFT analysts Mike Florio and Ross Tucker discuss the validity of the "expert" predictions regarding records for the 2016 season. Will the Patriots win 10 games? Over/under Rams get 7.5 wins? We break it down.

Nine Rookies Who Landed With the Ideal Team |  NFL.com

Despite the heavy scrutiny clubs give to prospects before selecting them, some players prove to be better fits than others. However, at first glance, these nine rookies appear to have landed in the ideal spot.

Fearless NFL Predictions:  The Eight Division Winners |  CBS Sports

But I'd turn to that great prognosticator Clubber Lang as a glimpse into what's ahead for rookie quarterback Jared Goff:  Pain. I don't love the Rams line and if this kid thought he got abused during that 1-11 season at Cal, he ain't seen nothing yet.


Former High School Rivals, Green and Brown Battling for Roster Spot |  ESPN

Malcolm Brown and Aaron Green are used to competition as they played for competing San Antonio area high schools before their college days.

Rams Sign Williams and Washington |  L.A. Times

The Rams continued to reconfigure their roster Wednesday, signing receiver D’haquille Williams and defensive back Jabriel Washington while releasing receiver Nick Toon and defensive back Winston Rose.

J.J. Worton Signs with the Rams |  Central Florida Future

Former UCF wide receiver J.J. Worton signed with the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday for his second stint with the team.

Cooper Adds Versatility to Rams’ Offense |  ESPN

Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher speaks of newly drafted multipurpose receiver Pharoh Cooper in similar terms as he used for Tavon Austin back in 2013.

L.A. High School Had Money for Football Gear Stolen, So Rams Helped |  Yahoo! Sports

The Rams aren't new to Los Angeles, but they're back after leaving for St. Louis in 1995. And when a Los Angeles high school football team needed help after the money it raised for new gear was stolen, the Rams came to the rescue.

Rookie Profile: Tyler Higbee (VIDEO) |  Rams’ Official Site

Go in-depth with the new Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee.

2016 Rookie Orientation Recap (VIDEO) |  Rams’ Official Site

Relive the Rams Rookie Camp through the stories of the 2016 Draft Class.

Goff, Wentz, Lynch: Who Will Start The Season Opener?



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