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Los Angeles Rams OT Rob Havenstein, QB Jared Goff, S John Johnson III make Pro Football Focus’ Top 101

The Rams place three more in PFF’s Top 101 list, bringing the total to five.

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Pro Football Focus have updated their annual top-101 graded players list expanding it to include the players from 51-75. Yesterday, we learned DT Ndamukong Suh and CB Nickell Robey-Coleman made the list at 95th and 87th respectively.

Today, three Los Angeles Rams joined those two in the second 25:

71. John Johnson III, S, Los Angeles Rams

Top 101 appearances: New entry

In his second season, Johnson III has evolved into a dynamic cover safety for the Rams. His 86.4 coverage grade for the season ranked fifth among safeties who faced 20-plus targets. Overall, Johnson III allowed only 37 receptions for 328 yards and logged 12 combined pass breakups and interceptions while in coverage.

Johnson had a strong year after claiming a starting role last season. A breakout season, Johnson finished the regular season with 119 total tackles, a forced fumble, and four interceptions. With Lamarcus Joyner’s free agency status, Johnson will be a crucial piece for next season as he’s still under his rookie contract.

69. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams


Top 101 appearances: New entry

He ultimately came up short in the biggest game of his career, but his season-long (for the most part) performance should be more than enough to give Rams fans hope for the future. Goff finished the 2018 regular season ranked fourth among quarterbacks with a passer rating of 117.1 from a clean pocket, while his 23 big-time throws (our-highest graded throws) from a clean pocket were the sixth-most among players at the position.

Goff undoubtedly had a rough game against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl but his season was solid. He completed 64.9% of his passes for the regular season with 4,688 yards. Goff boasted a 32TD-12INT ratio and his YPA soared to 8.4.

54. Rob Havenstein, OT, Los Angeles Rams

Top 101 appearances: New entry

Havenstein couldn’t drag his team over the finish line this year, but that shouldn’t take away from a great 2018 campaign. He’s as consistent and technically sound as any tackle in the league, and the former second-rounder only allowed four combined sacks and hits all season.

Havenstein was a bookend for the Rams all year. Consistent from his first year, Havenstein has started every game he’s played in for his career and was rewarded with a huge contract before the season started.

With these Rams now revealed, that brings the Rams total up to five with 51 players left for the PFF list. There will definitely be at least one if not more as the ranking goes higher and higher.