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Random Ramsdom: Is Aaron Donald the GOAT?

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Los Angeles Rams Aaron Donald ranked first on PFFs 50 Best Players list for the fifth consecutive year. PFF writer Sam Monson describes Donald’s streak of seven-straight seasons with an overall grade above 90.0 as a feat no other player at any position has achieved.

He also explains how the three time DPOY has pass rush stats so far above his peers that while he is technically an interior lineman, analysts have gotten used to comparing him to edge rushers when it comes to pressures and sacks. The difference being AD is usually double teamed.

Monson provides this example:

“Donald had a better pass rush win rate in 2020 against double teams than Shaquil Barrett did when one-on-one.”

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Is Aaron Donald the GOAT? (PFF)

Aaron Donald is on a quest for his fourth DPoY Award (L.A. Football Network)

LA Rams: Projected W-L record for the 2021 NFL season (Ramblin’ Fan)

Rams position battle preview: Nickel defensive back (TheRams.com)

49ers Jimmie Ward says Matthew Stafford still the same QB who was in Detroit and didn’t make the playoffs (CBS Sports)

Where are they now? w/ Preston Dennard (TheRams.com)

Justin Hollins has two games circled on the Rams schedule this season (The Rams Wire)

NFL NEWS:

Projecting 2021 starting lineups for all 32 NFL teams entering training camp (PFF)

Better, worse, or the same? Ravens defense focused on being the best (ESPN)

Steelers signing former Chargers DE Melvin Ingram to a one-year deal (NFL.com)

Adrian Peterson: Ex Washington Football Team RB wants one last NFL Chance (Sports Illustrated)

Michael Irving is upset the Cowboys haven’t hit the 85 percent vaccinated threshold (ESPN)

Eli and Peyton Manning will form an alternating MNF broadcast from 2021-2023 (ESPN)

NFL Network will carry 23 games during the preseason (NFL.com)

AFC East training camp preview (NFL.com)

Marcedes Lewis believes Aaron Rodgers will show up to training camp (Pro Football Talk)

Saquon Barkley is unsure if he’ll be ready to play by week one (Bleacher Report)