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ESPN's Barnwell Ranks LA Rams' Offensive Trio Near Bottom Of NFL

A rookie franchise QB. The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year. A gamebreaking speedster WR. Nearly the worst trio in the NFL?

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In Jared Goff, the Los Angeles Rams have their franchise QB as the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

In Just Todd Gurley, a reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year.

In Tavon Austin, one of the league's most electric gamebreaking speedsters.

One of the league's better offensive trio's, right?

According to ESPN's Bill Barnwell, not so much. Very much not so much. In fact, he's got Goff-Gurley-Austin at #28 in his ranking of every team's top offensive trio:

How much can one running back be worth? That's the question with Gurley, last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year and the focal point of the Los Angeles offense. Gurley was a big-play machine in 2015, but the next step will be to pick up steadier gains: He was 36th in Football Outsiders' success-rate statistic, suggesting that he wasn't keeping the Rams' offense on schedule frequently enough in 2015. That will be critical in making life easier for the rookie Goff, who offers more promise than Nick Foles or Case Keenum would have, but it's fair to expect Goff to take a year or two to get up to the speed of the NFL game, even if he starts from Day 1. One of the worst receiving corps in the league won't help matters.