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Random Ramsdom 4/13: It’s Critical For The Rams To Get Jared Goff Up To Speed Quickly

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It’ll be his second offense in as many seasons. The Rams’ top priority is getting Jared Goff up to speed quickly.

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Getting Goff Up to Speed is Crucial This Spring | ESPN

Alden Gonzalez takes a look at the three most important tasks for the Rams this Spring — the most important of which is getting Jared Goff familiar with the new offense.

Sophomore Spurt or Slump? | MMQB

The first offseason is crucial for quarterbacks coming off their rookie years. Here’s a look at where Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch stand. Plus notes on a draft QB’s freefall, Saints-Pats trade talk and more

Goff Has “Good Feel” of McVay’s Offense at Start of Phase 1 | Rams’ Official Site

Plenty has changed over the last year for the 22-year-old quarterback, including the Rams’ coaching staff. And while Goff was involved in the search, league rules prohibit coaches from distributing a playbook prior to the start of the offseason program. Still, Goff worked over the last few months to get a feel for how head coach Sean McVay’s offense will operate in Los Angeles.

Rams Exercise Fifth Year Option on Donald | L.A. Times

In one of the most predictable moves of the off-season, the Rams exercised their fifth-year option on defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the team announced Wednesday.

Rams Decline Fifth Year Option on Robinson | Yahoo Sports

The Los Angeles Rams had two top-13 picks in the 2014 draft, back when they were the St. Louis Rams. The second of those two picks, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, turned out to be one of the NFL’s best players. The first of those picks, No. 2 overall, is probably on his way out of town after this season.

Second Round Prospects for Rams After Pro Days | Inquisitr

Los Angeles’ first selection in the 2017 NFL Draft occurs at No. 37 overall. Therefore, they will need to address one of their many needs on offense or defense via their top draft selection.

Workout One-on-One With Tyler Higbee (VIDEO) | Rams’ Official Site

Reporter Dani Klupenger gets to know second year tight end Tyler Higbee during the first week of Rams offseason workouts.

Workout One-on-One with Connor Barwin (VIDEO) | Rams’ Official Site

Reporter Dani Klupenger gets to know new Rams linebacker Connor Barwin during the first week of offseason workouts.

Most Improved Defensive Players by Position Last Season | Pro Football Focus

Analyst John Gatta takes a look at the players who took the biggest leap in PFF grade on the defensive side of the ball from 2015 to 2016.

(ICYMI) Matt Miller’s Scouting Notebook | Bleacher Report

This link is several days old, but in case you missed it (I did), Miller has plenty of good draft nuggets in here, to include: risers/fallers, pro day recaps, guys to keep an eye on in mid-late rounds, and a 2-round mock draft...that has Washington WR John Ross falling to the Rams at 37.

Latest Draft Buzz Surrounding Every NFL Team | Bleacher Report

The majority of the preparation is complete, yet the NFL world is still buzzing with possibilities as the 2017 NFL draft nears.

The 2017 Draft’s Riskiest Prospects | Bleacher Report

Whether due to off-field issues, bad game tape or questionable ability, these guys carry too many questions for me to consider them safe prospects. We're not talking about mid-round players here. We're talking about first- or second-round prospects who are supposed to be sure things—and they're far from it.

Who Will Be the Surprise Slider in the 2017 NFL Draft? | NFL.com

For one player to move up, another player must move down. Daniel Jeremiah reached out to five NFL executives and asked them to predict one player who could have an unexpected fall on draft day. Here are their answers.

Six NFL Draft Predictions that Will Surprise You Early | SB Nation

Twists and turns happen every year: players sliding out of the first round, big trades, and kickers getting picked early. Here are a few curveballs to watch for on draft night.

Mike Mayock’s Positional Rankings 3.0 | NFL.com

Mike Mayock unveils the third of his position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia).