Are the Los Angeles Rams putting too much faith in a healthy Todd Gurley? They may say he’s still the guy, but how they drafted may say otherwise.
With Cooper Kupp continuing to rehab his torn ACL, the Los Angeles Rams seem to have an early NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate for the 2019 season.
On the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips illustrated the opportunity in front of defensive lineman Greg Gaines pretty clearly.
Because two starters on Los Angeles’ offensive line departed the franchise during the offseason, the Rams’ depth pieces from last year — Joe Noteboom and Brian Allen — are now slated to become starters in 2019. That, in turn, created a need for L.A. to replenish depth up front.
It’ll be difficult for any rookies to earn starting jobs with the Los Angeles Rams next season, considering how deep their roster is. That’s not a knock on the incoming class of first-year players, but more a testament to the talent of the Rams’ current starters.
If not for Cooper Kupp’s injury a season ago, the Los Angeles Rams could have had three wideouts with at least 1,000 yards each. Brandin Cooks came in and had a fantastic first season with the Rams, catching 80 passes for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns.
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Last season the LA Rams brought in Ndamukong Suh to team up with newly signed leviathan Aaron Donald to create the most fearsome inside pass rush in recent memory. That gambit didn’t exactly pan out as Suh put it on cruise control until the playoffs. Whether it was veteran savvy or a craven push for a contract is in the eye of the beholder.