The Los Angeles Rams paved their way to a Super Bowl title by assembling a collection of stars on both ends of the field.
The offense is headlined by Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, who formed one of the league’s most elite quarterback-wide receiving pairings in just their first year together. Meanwhile, the defense features enforcers up front and in the backfield led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, respectively.
Heading into the 2022 season, Stafford and Kupp should reprise their role as one of the NFL’s most productive tandems while Donald and Ramsey will be joined by Bobby Wagner to give the Rams a superstar at each level of their defense.
Every year, the NFL releases its Top 100 list of players voted on by the players themselves and to no surprise, Los Angeles is well represented.
Donald ranked the highest at No. 2 and for good reason as he was once again one of the most dominant defensive players in the league. No player has the ability to turn a game on its head quite like Donald so his place so high on the list is well-earned.
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Kupp came in at No. 4, a sign that his historic receiving season impressed his peers. Kupp was previously regarded as one of the NFL’s most underrated receivers, but this ranking cements his status as the best in the league currently.
Ramsey was voted in at No. 9, a fitting number for who most consider to still be the best cornerback in the league. His versatility in coverage and at the line of the scrimmage make him one of the best playmakers on either side of the football. The Rams are the only team in the league with three players ranked within the top 10, as well as five within the top 30.
Stafford’s first year in Los Angeles couldn’t have gone any better, and his No. 27 ranking is proof that he belongs in the conversation among the best quarterbacks in the league. There’s no reason that Stafford can’t build upon his successful year and continue to keep the Rams offense humming.
Lastly, Wagner made the list at No. 29 despite the Seattle Seahawks’ struggles last season. Even though Seattle missed the postseason, Wagner was as effective as ever and looks to bring his leadership and on-field experience to a Los Angeles roster that looks fearsome on paper.