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Los Angeles Rams come in 3rd in SB Nation future power rankings

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Super Bowl loss aside, the future remains bright.

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley celebrates with QB Jared Goff after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional playoffs, Jan. 12, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley celebrates with QB Jared Goff after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional playoffs, Jan. 12, 2019.
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SB Nation’s Adam Stites has his future power rankings up at the mothership, and not surprisingly the Los Angeles Rams are near the top of the heap.

He’s got the Indianapolis Colts at #1 with the Kansas City Chiefs right behind them and the Rams coming in the third spot:

3. Los Angeles Rams

Top 100 draft picks: 31st

Cap space: $29.8 million

The Rams traded away many of their 2019 draft picks during their aggressive offseason a year ago. They also have several impending free agents — including Ndamukong Suh, Dante Fowler Jr., Lamarcus Joyner, and Rodger Saffold — and will have to pick which ones they choose to bring back. But it’d be pretty surprising if the Rams suddenly fell off a cliff. Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and Aaron Donald are the core of one of the NFL’s most loaded teams and they aren’t going anywhere. The Rams are still going to be a problem.

Hard to get too worked up about his top three rankings. If anything, things will look better when compensatory picks are awarded later this month and the Rams add two 2019 NFL Draft third-rounders to their haul. And while the Rams are comfortable in the cap space area, they’ve got a ton of players on expiring contracts including a huge crop of key role players that would require most of that cap space to re-sign.

There’s just nothing to get upset about overall as a Rams fan right now. The roster core is talented, young and locked in.

The future’s bright.