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Random Ramsdom: John Harbaugh wanted to draft Puca Nakua?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 12/9/23

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Hey thanks for checing out some links today! See what John Harbaugh had to say about Los Angeles Rams reciever Puka Nacua. It’s interesting because Nacua went in the fifth round so in theory the Baltimore Ravens could’ve gotten him. How did Nacua sink like that in the draft? Would Nacua be having this type of season with Lamar Jackson instead of Matthew Stafford? Interesting questions I know!

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John Harbaugh on Rams standout rookie WR Puka Nacua pre-draft: ‘He was one of my highest-rated guys’ (baltimorebeatdown)

“I liked him. He was one of my highest-rated guys,” Harbaugh said Monday. “You can ask anybody here. Ask the wide receivers coach, Greg Lewis [and] ask the scouts. He was way up on my board.”

Nacua currently leads all rookies in targets (117), receptions (77), receiving yards (1,029), and receiving first downs (49). While his instant success and rise to budding stardom has been one of the biggest surprise stories in the league this year, Harbaugh claims that he saw it coming.

“He’s playing exactly how I thought he would, just for the record,” Harbaugh said with a smile.

The Ravens will be tasked with the challenge of limiting Nacua and the rest of the Rams’ dangerous offensive weapons when Los Angeles comes to Baltimore for a Week 14 interconference matchup. Their group of pass catchers has playmakers who specialize in making contested catches, stretching the field vertically, finding soft spots in zone coverage, and some—like Nacua and former First-Team All-Pro Cooper Kupp—who can do all the above.”

Los Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview: Clash of Well-Coached Units in Week 14 (ramsdigest)

“When the Los Angeles Rams (6-6) visit the Baltimore Ravens (9-3) on Sunday, they’ll be providing fans with a matchup of two incredibly well-coached teams. Rams head coach Sean McVay’s ability (or lack thereof) to toy with Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald could be a deciding factor.

There’s little question that on paper, Baltimore is a step ahead. As a true Super Bowl contender, quarterback Lamar Jackson headlines one of the league’s most well-rounded rosters. Linebacker Roquan Smith and safety Kyle Hamilton are superstars patrolling the middle of the field. Both have been crucial to a defense that has already embarrassed the likes of the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks.”

Could the Baltimore Ravens bench Geno Stone against the Los Angeles Rams? (ebonybird)

“One of the more interesting notes from recent weeks is that Geno Stone’s play is declining for the Baltimore Ravens. It makes sense when you consider he was at his best when he was replacing Marcus Williams, so he is not as good as a piece next to Williams.

Could the Baltimore Ravens bench Geno Stone against the Los Angeles Rams?

Stone is best suited to play free safety, and he had five of his six interceptions when Williams was out, and he was starting in that role. Stone is not as good as a strong safety and has more missed tackles, coverage issues, and fewer plays on the ball since he had to move into the box more to play the new role.”

This Baltimore Ravens defender should dominate the Los Angeles Rams (ebonybird)

“The Baltimore Ravens have some advantages over the Los Angeles Rams as they host them in week 14. One of the matchups that they need to win this week is Odafe Oweh against the Rams’ left tackle, Alaric Jackson.

The Baltimore Ravens need to get a big performance from Odafe Oweh against the Los Angeles Rams

Jackson has had a nice season and has been successful for a UDFA, but this is still a UDFA, and he is in his first real year as a starter. He can be exposed at the right times, especially against the more athletic pass rushers. That would fit perfectly for Odafe Oweh to have a strong game against their left tackle.”