3. Los Angeles Rams
It doesn’t take long in this league to go from a championship contender to a team searching for answers. In the case of the Los Angeles Rams, the organization seemed to put all of their eggs into one collective basket to win a title over a two-year span. The team made its share of trades for big-name talent. And while the franchise did reach Super Bowl LIII, Sean McVay’s big-name roster failed to reach the end zone in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Atlanta.
This offseason, the list of key departures is pretty overwhelming. Running back Todd Gurley and linebacker Clay Matthews were given their walking papers and the former is now a member of the Falcons. Pass-rusher Dane Fowler Jr., who the team traded for a few years ago, hit the free agent market and is joining Gurley in Atlanta Productive linebacker Cory Littleton signed with the Raiders and kicker Greg Zuerlein is now a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Rams only have six selections in April’s draft, including zero in the first round, and the team’s first choice comes at No. 52. The team also doesn’t have a lot of cap room to play with and wide receiver Brandin Cooks is on the trading block. It’s going to be intriguing to see how general manager Les Snead eventually replenishes the roster.
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