Pro Football Focus took the time to rank every roster/starting lineup after the draft and free agency moves. Unfortunately for us Los Angeles Rams fans, the metrics are not too kind:
31. Los Angeles Rams
Biggest strength: Aaron Donald just earned the top spot on PFF's Top 50 as the best player in the league heading into the season. He had 82 total pressures last season, by far the most of any interior defender.
Biggest weakness: The right side of the offensive line still looks weak, with no clear answer at right tackle. Jamon Brown played only 395 snaps in 2016, but still surrendered four sacks when lined up at guard. His prospects at tackle do not seem bright.
By the numbers: The Rams' season hinges on the development of second-year quarterback Jared Goff. He had a passer rating of just 37.4 under pressure last season, and he completed only 40.2 percent of such passes. His 39.4 PFF grade ranked 33rd out of 34 qualifiers.
Interesting enough, PFF has Tavon Austin, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp as the starting receivers and have E.J. Gaines as the starting cornerback across from Trumaine Johnson.
To no surprise, Donald is considered the Rams’ best starter and Goff the worst.
Let’s hope that the Rams use this as motivation to improve and not finish
7-9 but instead stay undefeated like our beloved Coach McVay has said.