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Random Ramsdom 7/21: Bold Predictions, Overrated Players, & Fantasy Football Rankings

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New Generation: The Future of Defense in the NFL |  NFL.com

Over the last decade, there is no denying that the NFL has morphed into a pass-happy league. Find out why how teams have compensated will shape the next era of pro football defenses.

How Two Major Deals Will Shape Negotiations for Six Pass Rushers |  CBS Sports

Aaron Donald is among six premium pass rushers who have a new baseline in future negotiations.

One Bold Prediction for Each NFC Team |  NFL.com

NFL Network’s Elliot Harrison goes out on a limb, making a bold prediction for each NFC team for the 2016 season.

Rams Head to Camp with All Eyes on Goff |  ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams open training camp July 27 at University of California-Irvine in Irvine, California. Here's a closer look at the Rams' camp, which will wrap up on Aug. 31.

Sneaky Strength of Every NFL Defense (In$ider) |  ESPN

Opponents tried to slow down the Rams' defensive line with screens. Many, many screens. The Rams faced the highest number of wide receiver screens (49) and the highest number of running back screens (37). They were good against both plays: minus-22.2 percent DVOA against wide receiver screens (eighth) and minus-20.3 percent DVOA against running back screens (10th).


Picking Four New Playoff Teams in 2016 |  CBS Sports

In a new home, with a new QB, the Rams could make the postseason leap in 2016. Do they make the short list of new teams making the playoffs this year? (hint: no)

Most Overrated Players on Every NFL Team |  CBS Sports

Pete Prisco picks one player from each team that’s got more name than game. Any guesses (without peaking) who he’s picking for the Rams? (another, more useful, hint: he plays on offense)

Ranking the NFC West at Linebacker |  Cards’ Wire

The Rams earned the top spot for defensive lineman in this "NFC West’s best" series. The linebackers...not so much.

Why Austin is an Undervalued Fantasy Option in 2016 | Rams Wire

Los Angeles Rams receiver Tavon Austin has made a name for himself as one of the NFL’s premier all-around playmakers.

Tiered Fantasy Football Rankings |  NFL.com

For those looking for a little fantasy advice, for the upcoming year, NFL Network’s Matt Harmon breaks the position groups down by tier, and provides some rationale for each.