The Los Angeles Rams have undoubtedly been the most surprising team in the 2017 NFL season. Their resurgence has largely been credited with the arrival of rookie head coach Sean McVay, however, the team’s upgraded personnel has also played a huge factor in their success all year.
As a result, players who once floundered with the Rams last year are now reaping the benefits of the new system in all areas of the game. According to Todd Haislop of Sporting News, Los Angeles currently has five players leading the Pro Bowl voting at their perspective positions:
Here are the leading Pro Bowl vote-getters by position (voting ends Dec. 14) pic.twitter.com/IJt35KofW7
— Tadd Haislop (@TaddHaislop) November 22, 2017
Aside from the Rams’ usual Pro Bowlers like Aaron Donald and Johnny Hekker, fresh faces like quarterback Jared Goff and kick returner Pharoh Cooper have earned their way into the conversation. Meanwhile, star running back Todd Gurley has had a revitalization under McVay after a disastrous 2016 campaign. It is safe to say, Gurley is essentially a lock for his second trip to the Pro Bowl in three years.
The Rams’ notoriety in this year’s voting is evident of the all-around effort that has led to their tremendous 7-3 start. That said, Los Angeles is likely much more focused on setting themselves up for a serious run in this year’s playoffs.