Predicting the Rams statistical leaders

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Tackles: James Laurinaitis

2014 Leader: Alec Ogletree (111)

2015 Prediction: 119 tackles

Nov 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) defends San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) after he made a catch during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

While Alec Ogletree has been the Rams tackle king the past two seasons, this year the former king takes back his throne. Before Ogletree’s arrival, Laurinaitis led the Rams in tackles for four seasons consistently posting over 100 tackles. The past two seasons Laurinaitis has only fallen a couple tackles short of “Tree”. His presence on the field is invalauble. The captain has never missed a game in his career. With another year under Gregg Williams, Laurinaitis and the defense will feel more comfortable in his system, allowing James to spend less time directing and more time wrecking.

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