NFL Spin Zone/Fansided provided an interesting piece, selecting one current player from each team that had the best chance of making the Hall of Fame. While the Rams are mediocre team in terms of record, the defensive line offered two players who were easily worthy of the selection in Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald.
Fansided went with the younger Donald, saying:
“Los Angeles Rams: DT Aaron Donald
It’s only been two seasons, but former first-round pick Aaron Donald has wasted no time making an impact on defense for the Los Angeles Rams and seems to be the type of player who is only going to get better each year.
The Rams were one of the most underrated defenses during the 2015 season and Donald will be the main factor if that’s going to happen again during the team’s first year in Los Angeles. As crazy as it sounds, Los Angeles may have the talent to even compete for the NFC West title.
Donald reaching the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons while recording 20 total sacks in the process shows just how special the defensive tackle is. If Donald continues at this fast pace with these impressive numbers, it’s only a matter of time before he finds himself in consideration for Defensive Player of the Year honors.”
Crazy to think that in two short seasons Aaron Donald went from
not even being the first pick of the draft for the Rams to not even a starter until week 5 to Pro-bowler to arguably the best defensive player in the NFL.
Aaron Donald is the brightest spot of the team. He should be commended and appreciated for his play and star power as a defensive tackle. However, for all of our sakes, let’s hope the Rams and he can shine brighter (without moving to offense and dominating at QB or something) and be a part of the Rams team that wins more games than loses them.