After two weeks of a validating free agency period, the Los Angeles Rams remain in the top 3 of NFL Media Elliot Harrison’s power rankings:
DT Ndamukong Suh and RB C.J. Anderson might have their feet out the door as free agents, but the most important offseason question was answered: Would 37-year-old -- and four-time Pro Bowler -- Andrew Whitworth call it a day? No. The veteran left tackle will lace ‘em up for one more go at the Super Bowl. How much running back Todd Gurley will go this season is another issue. With many pundits punditing over Gurley’s knee, it was obvious which Rams RB was most effective down the stretch. (Hint: It wasn’t Gurley.) If the organization doesn’t snag a guy up off the street, look for a slick Day 3 pick to hit this area come draft time. Center and guard should be considered, especially with Rodger Saffold now playing in Tennessee.
In the end, Harrison’s writeup is less relevant than ranking the Rams 3rd overall behind just the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots.
Suffice to say, the Rams remain in the mix among the top tier of NFL teams heading toward the 2019 NFL Draft.