As per last year, I’ll be sharing projections for every team in the NFL. I use past production in specific roles for each team’s scheme to work out realistic production profiles. You can see how accurate I was in 2018 in my IDP Projection Marking series.
You’ve got to feel for the Rams, don’t you? After a magical 2018 where everything suddenly went perfectly for the team they just crumbled in the Super Bowl as they came up against a much wilier Patriots team. The irony of such a modern team losing to a game plan that relied on establishing the run was almost too much to bear.
Nonetheless the Rams were a breath of fresh air last season, and their 54-51 victory over the Chiefs deserves another view. Breath-taking stuff.
Regardless of Sean McVay’s offense (for which Jay Gruden never gets any credit at all) the unit that needs improving is the defense. Not that it was bad last season (Wade Phillips did an excellent job as always), but it wasn’t good enough at the end and that’s what needs fixing.
Currently it seems like Aaron Donald is likely to be switched to a DT so all the linemen have simply been put next to each other for ease of comparison.