If it wasn’t for the breakout performance by Leonard Floyd in 2020, the Rams wouldn’t have a single member on Pro Football Focus’ latest rankings of the top-32 edge rushers in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season.
After a career-high 10.5 sacks in his first year away from Chicago, Floyd comes in as PFF’s 28th-best pass rusher. Here’s what author Ben Linsey had to say about Floyd:
“Like (Bud) Dupree, Floyd is another player who took advantage of an advantageous pass-rushing environment in 2020. In Floyd’s case, that advantage stemmed almost entirely from having Aaron Donald and the attention he draws on the field alongside him.
Floyd’s 69.5 PFF grade in 2020 was almost identical to the 69.6 grades he recorded in 2018 and 2019 with Chicago. However, his 55 pressures last season marked the first time in his career clearing 40. Floyd’s 10.5 sacks last season were also a career high. There’s little reason to expect he won’t put up impressive numbers again in 2021.”
And now for today’s links.
Breaking down the New York Giants (TheRams.com)
Check out the latest comments from Matthew Stafford and Leonard Floyd from the podium (TheRams.com)
Rams rookies struggle with ‘90s trivia (The Rams Wire)
Terrell Lewis needs a breakout year in 2021 (Ramblin’ Fan)
The NFL’s top-32 edge rushers (Pro Football Focus)
Trey Burton doesn’t get the outrage surrounding the Tim Tebow signing (ESPN)
Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater are tuning out the Broncos QB rumors (ESPN)
Best fits among Julio Jones landing spots (CBS Sports)
Raiders signed first-round tackle Alex Leatherwood (Pro Football Talk)
Deshaun Watson will not attend team’s OTAs (NFL.com)