2023 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams
Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Los Angeles Rams in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 25
While not many teams could have overcome the injuries the Rams had in 2023, their play without quarterback Matthew Stafford showed just how unprepared they were to stay competitive without him. The Rams remedied that for the end of the season by claiming Baker Mayfield off waivers, but he was a short-term solution. By drafting Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett in the fourth round, the Rams believe they've added the needed protection for Stafford, who played nine games last season, with two stints in the concussion protocol. Stafford ended the season on injured reserve with a spinal cord contusion. Although the Rams obviously hope Bennett doesn't need to play, they are now in a much stronger position to win games if he does.
NFL.com -- Rank: 20
CBS Sports -- Rank: 31
USA Today -- Rank: 13
The Athletic -- Rank: 23
Hype man: Change the pawns around them all you want, as long as Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald are healthy, we've got a chance to beat anyone.
Davis Downer: Name, like, two Rams besides those three.
PFF -- Rank: 30
Los Angeles was wise to be just as aggressive in tearing the roster down as it was building it up, but the team doesn't figure to win many football games in 2023 as a result. The Rams have embraced a full-on youth movement, with a 14-player draft class and a 26-player undrafted free agent group.
Rookies make up nearly half the roster, so the Rams will look to find as much cheap, young talent as possible before perhaps pushing their chips back in for 2024 and beyond. The best long-term outcome is likely losing enough games to draft a quarterback early in the 2024 NFL Draft, but head coach Sean McVay may be too good to lose that often despite a lack of talent to work with.
PFT -- Rank: 28
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- Los Angeles Rams Draft History
- Los Angeles Rams Schedule
- Los Angeles Rams Tickets
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