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Random Ramsdom: Rams land in the middle of The Athletic’s latest power rankings

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This morning, Lindsay Jones and The Athletic released the second rendition of their offseason power rankings - last version was at the end of the regular season - and the Rams are roughly in the same spot but fell two places to remain in the middle of the pack at #15.

A few teams hopped the L.A. since their last rankings, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and a pair of teams that got resurgences at the quarterback spot like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Here’s what Jones had to say about the Rams’ place on her rankings:

“Did the Rams fall a spot since our free-agency rankings because of their meh draft performance or because of the reaction to the new uniforms? Who can say? All we know is that we’re going to be seeing a lot of the Rams — in those new uniforms — in prime time this season so they better play as well as they think they look.”

This team did not do an immense amount to get better this offseason, but they also didn’t do anything drastic that should have hurt them a ton, either. Former impact players that were cut or signed elsewhere were replaced either in the draft or in free agency. The same type of pieces they’ve used to win a lot of games in recent years are still here and I think until that formula proves to be unsuccessful, this team should continue to garner respect from around the league.

Rams News:

The Rams donated new apparel and tablets to youth around the area (TheRams.com)

Stu Jackson highlights the path taken by former XFL K Austin MacGinnis to get to the Rams (TheRams.com)

Watch HC Sean McVay do 100 push-ups in four minutes (The Rams Wire)

Cameron DaSilva reports on ESPN’s Bill Barnwell saying the Rams had the 5th-worst offseason (The Rams Wire)

Noah Schlaebitz gives a player comparison for each rookie in the team’s 2020 draft class (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Maurice Moton predicts the 2020 stats for every starting quarterback (Bleacher Report)

Charean Williams discusses the proposed facemask modifications being tested by the NFL (Pro Football Talk)

Jason La Canfora ranks all 32 teams into tiers based on their chances at winning the Super Bowl (CBS Sports)

Amy Trask dives into what a new debt ceiling could mean for the future of the NFL (The Athletic)

Lindsay Jones reveals her latest NFL power rankings (The Athletic)