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Best Breakthrough Ram: Aaron Donald

Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

No Ram burst onto the scene quite like Aaron Donald did last season. Donald had one of the most explosive and impactful rookie seasons in recent Rams history. The undersized Pittsburgh product was drafted by the Rams with the 13th overall pick and never looked back. Donald was a force in the middle of the St. Louis defensive line, racking up an impressive nine sacks along with 48 tackles. He showed tremendous instincts, speed, and strength off the ball. A scary thought for other teams: Donald will only get better.

Other nominees: Tre Mason, E.J. Gaines, T.J. McDonald

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