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Random Ramsdom: NFC West ranks 7th in RB talent among divisions

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CBS Sports has been working on a series over the last few weeks where they rank the eight divisions within the NFL by talent at various position groups. From quarterback to safety, they’re going to rank them all.

Recently, NFL writer Jared Dubin took to the task of ranking the divisions by their cumulative talent at the running back position.

So, where did the NFC West land in all of this? According to Dubin, without the likes of Todd Gurley, Matt Breida, and David Johnson, the NFCW is now No. 7 out of the eight divisions. Here’s what he had to say about the Rams:

“Neither Henderson nor Brown showed enough last season to give the Rams much confidence in them, as evidenced by the fact that they felt the need to use their first draft selection on another running back in Akers.”

He obviously didn’t say a lot, but there’s only so much he can say about a group of inexperienced and unproven players at the position. Brown has shown enough around the end zone to get the job done but we’ll all have to wait until the regular season to see if the hype around both Henderson and Akers is actually justified or not.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Rams OC Kevin O’Connell talks new offensive rookies (

Kurt Warner discusses the impact he wants his new movie to have on people’s lives (

QB John Wolford has his eyes on the backup job (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter wonders if there’s a chance DT Aaron Donald opts out of the 2020 season (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Cameron Heyward is not a fan of DeSean Jackson’s latest actions (Bleacher Report)

The initial rankings for rookie QBs in Madden have been released (Bleacher Report)

The Big Ten Conference will play a conference-only schedule in 2020 (CBS Sports)

John Breech lists the NFL most-overpaid players (CBS Sports)

Mike Florio reports on WR Julian Edelman offering to educate DeSean Jackson on his recent remarks (Pro Football Talk)

Mina Kimes discusses why the goal-line fade is a relic in the modern NFL (ESPN)