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Random Ramsdom 4/21: Win-loss predictions, draft needs for the LA Rams

Just how much better are the 2018 Los Angeles Rams?

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Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay congratulates QB Jared Goff and RB Todd Gurley after a touchdown against Washington, Sep. 17, 2017. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Rams 2018 game-by-game predictions | ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams will finally experience what it means to play a first-place schedule. They’ll play five prime-time games in 2018, all of them against teams that could wind up in the playoffs. But they’ll also travel very little in the first five weeks, giving them a real chance to get off to another good start. Here’s a look at how it could shake out for each game.

10 takeaways from the Rams’ 2018 schedule release | Rams official site

The 2018 Los Angeles Rams regular season schedule is unveiled. Here are J.B. Long’s 10 takeaways…

Rams co-starring in five huge prime time games | OC Register

Obviously the Rams incredible’ transformation over the past 12 months has been noticed by television executives, hence the team’s five primetime, nationally televised games during the 2018 season.

NFL ranks Rams-49ers as top prime time game of 2018 | 49ers official site

Adam Schein of ranked his top nine prime-time matchups in 2018. The 49ers Week 7 divisional home game against the Los Angeles Rams topped his list at No. 1.

5 observations from the schedule release | Ramblin Fan

All of a sudden, Los Angeles is considered one of the early favorites to make a serious run at the Super Bowl thanks to an offseason consisting of numerous key additions that range from signing Ndamukong Suh to trading for a cornerback duo of Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. So in honor of the hype surrounding the release of the Rams schedule for 2018, here are five key observations worth noting.

Rams can make a big statement in prime time this season | Ramblin Fan

With the release of the 2018 schedule, the NFL has given the Los Angeles Rams an opportunity to shine in prime time.

All 32 NFL team’s draft needs | Pro Football Focus

Senior Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson outline all 32 NFL team needs as we head towards the 2018 NFL Draft.

Four smart 6th round draft picks for the Rams | Ramblin Fan

With four picks in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams get to add depth and maybe find a late selection gem.

Brockers looks forward to playing alongside Donald, Suh | Rams’ official site

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers is coming off arguably his best pro season. In 2017, Brockers amassed a career-high 55 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four pass deflections, and one blocked kick — all in his first year under the Rams’ new 3-4 scheme.

Rams cover against Raiders in season opener | CBS Sports

The 2017 NFL season was extremely profitable if you listened to SportsLine stat geek R.J. White. He closed the season as SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert and finished in the top 1 percent of the Las Vegas SuperContest, tying for 18th out of a record 2,748 competitors. It was no fluke, either, as he also cashed big-time in the 2015 SuperContest, the nation’s top handicapping tournament.

When will Jimmy G lose his first game as starter? | NFL Network

San Francisco’s franchise quarterback comes into the 2018 season with a 7-0 record as a starter, going 2-0 with the New England Patriots and 5-0 last season after getting traded to the 49ers.

10 best games of the 2018 NFL season | CBS Sports

Pete Prisco highlights 10 must-watch games for the upcoming year, to include two LA Rams’ games