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Happy Wednesday, Rams fans.

The combine has come and gone and all that’s left between now and the draft are a plethora of pro day workouts.

Also, former Rams great Isaac Bruce publicly stated that the “Greatest Show on Turf” teams were way better than the current Kansas City Chiefs team. Not sure how you all feel about that assessment but I have a feeling if I went around and asked every one of you, I think I know which team would get the most votes of confidence.

Mock Draft Roundup: Post-Combine edition

https://www.therams.com/news/mock-draft-roundup-post-combine-edition

“Although Los Angeles does not have a first round pick in this year’s draft, there are still some outlets which produce mock drafts that go beyond the first 32 selections. Those are what we will be using to highlight predictions for L.A. The Rams’ first pick in the draft will be No. 52 overall in the second round.”

NFL Scouting Combine Recap: How potential Rams DL and LB targets fared

https://www.therams.com/news/nfl-scouting-combine-recap-how-potential-rams-dl-and-lb-targets-fared

“Besides offensive line, experts’ projections have most commonly identified defensive line and linebacker as the other two of three positions the Rams could potentially target early in this year’s NFL Draft. Using those projections, theRams.com examines how a pair of those prospects fared on Saturday.”

Every NFL Team’s Toughest Contract Decision This Offseason

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2877966-every-nfl-teams-toughest-contract-decision-this-offseason

“NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported last month that “all options are on the table” between Gurley and the Rams and that the two sides were expected to meet at some point this offseason to discuss the 25-year-old’s future.”

Isaac Bruce: These Chiefs simply can’t compare to Rams’ ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ teams

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article240792531.html

The 1 Move Every NFL Team Needs to Avoid This Offseason

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2877897-the-1-move-every-nfl-team-needs-to-avoid-this-offseason

“For me, I think that’s obviously my wish, is to stay in Los Angeles and continue with the Rams,” Whitworth said during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview (h/t Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire). “ ... If it works out, great. And if there’s another opportunity somewhere else, I’ll be ready.”

Trade ... Dee Ford?

https://www.ninersnation.com/2020/3/3/21161933/49ers-trade-dee-ford-cut-free-agency-2020

“Off the field, everyone loves Ford. DeForest Buckner, Bosa, and Armstead all raved about Ford’s leadership and how he opened up the field for the rest of the defensive line. Again, you can probably find an available speed rusher, but we’re talking about one of the more effective speed rushers in the league. Ford is really, really good.”

Report: Romo Agrees to Record-Breaking NFL Analyst Deal With CBS

https://www.si.com/media/2020/02/29/tony-romo-cbs-record-breaking-deal

“The deal comes as Romo’s representatives and CBS were at the end of their exclusive negotiating period. Had CBS not agreed to a new deal by the end of this week, the former NFL quarterback could have spoken with other networks, reports Marchand.”

Report: NFL Heading to Lockout or Player Strike If Current CBA Proposal Fails

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2878770-report-nfl-heading-to-lockout-or-player-strike-if-current-cba-proposal-fails

“If players vote no, it’s simple: there will either be a lockout in 2021 or we will strike. We all want 16 games, and I understand that. But there is no 16-game option. If we want 16 games, we have to be prepared for a job action,” the person with familiarity with negotiations said.”

Finding Free Agents: Ndamukong Suh would complement a rebuilt group of EDGEs

https://www.fieldgulls.com/2020/3/3/21158132/2020-free-agency-seattle-seahawks-targets-signings-defensive-line-ndamukong-suh-jarran-reed

Suh’s raw numbers in recent seasons aren’t overly exciting—17 sacks and 147 pressures over the last four years—but he has done that while being double-teamed at a fairly high rate. Aaron Donald enjoyed a career-high 20.5 sacks playing alongside Suh in 2018, and in 2019, Shaquil Barrett benefited from space-eaters Suh and Vea, as he posted a career-high 19.5 sacks.”

The Crown Jewels of Free Agency?

https://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2020/3/3/21160689/the-crown-jewels-of-nfl-free-agency-matt-judon-joe-thuney-javon-hargrave

Jared Veldheer, Mike Iupati, the trade for Chandler Jones, the extension for Chandler Jones, Justin Pugh, Jordan Hicks...With the exception of his first year, Keim usually makes one big splash in/around free agency. And like those moves, some may or may not have been the very top of the marquee players in their FA class, but still big gets. Let’s give Keim the benefit of the doubt and assume he has a few things in the works and that he hasn’t already broken the bank.”