In a recent set of rankings by Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton, the Rams’ starting cornerback duo of Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams came in at third in a list of the NFL’s best cornerback pairings.
They landed behind the top pair from the Ravens in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters who were followed by the Patriots duo of Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson.
Here’s a little of what Moton had to say about the Rams’ top corners:
“Ramsey’s interception numbers (11) may not jump off the screen, but according to Pro Football Focus, he’s allowed fewer than 30 yards in coverage in half of his starts, which illustrates the star cornerback’s ability to shut down half the field.”
“At cornerback, the Rams have star quality in Ramsey and a budding talent paired with him on the boundary.”
“Last season, Darious Williams made the leap from a backup to a full-time starter. He recorded four interceptions and 14 pass breakups in a breakout campaign.”
Williams was a breath of fresh air and a huge spark to the NFL’s top defense a season ago. The Rams were very smart to lock him up for the foreseeable future and fans are right to have high expectations for him moving forward. As for Ramsey, we all know how good he is. It doesn’t matter that his interception totals are low when he’s one of the legitimate shut-down corners in the league. The Rams are blessed to have him on the outside.
And now for today’s links.
Aaron Donald is PFF’s No. 1 interior defender heading into 2021 (TheRams.com)
What are the Rams’ 10 biggest position battles to watch? (The Rams Wire)
Rams hold third-best CB duo in NFL (The Rams Wire)
See how Andrew Whitworth changed history (Ramblin’ Fan)
The Jets are signing OT Morgan Moses (ESPN)
The Steelers replaced David DeCastro with Trai Turner (ESPN)
Ranking the NFL’s top-10 linebackers (CBS Sports)
Harrison Smith hopes to remain in Minnesota for the rest of his career (NFL.com)
The nine teams most-likely to win their first Super Bowl (NFL.com)
Tom Brady knows his career is coming to an end (Pro Football Talk)