Top 5 St. Louis Rams players heading into Week 11

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Oct 25, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) celebrates after the defense recovered a fumble by the Cleveland Browns during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Honorable Mentions

When making an opinionated “ranking” list for sports, it is rather difficult to please everyone. With this section, I hope to appease the wrath of certain readers by pointing out Rams that barely missed the cut.

Trumaine Johnson has been playing outstanding football this year, playing the cornerback position consistently well and leading the team in interceptions with three. He has a lethal combination of athleticism and length that allows him to make incredible plays on the ball when thrown to. Sadly, Johnson does not break my top five.

Johnny Hekker has been a fantastic punter as always, and was one of the more difficult “snubs” I made whilst writing this piece. Considering the Rams have punted at least a million times this season, Hekker’s production has been great as of late. He has a punting average of 48.5 yards on 53 punts, a net average of 43.9 yards per punt, and 21 punts landing inside the twenty. Even though Hekker has been an impressive Pro Bowl candidate as usual, I believe that there have been more impressive individuals on this Rams roster.

Mark Barron has been playing with some ferocity at his new linebacker position. If I were to make a “Top Five” list with the Rams’ most surprising players, Mark Barron would probably be number one. Barron is second on the team in tackles with 62, only trailing James Laurinaitis. He also has one sack and one forced fumble. Oh, and Barron has only started five games this season. This man is a beast, and defensive coordinator Greg Williams is one happy man.

Nick Foles has established himself as the franchise quarterback of the St. Louis Rams through ten weeks. His accuracy is deadly and his pocket presence is second only to Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. The man has a whopping 186.4 passing yards per game with a truly mind-boggling 56.6% completion rate. He’s on pace to break Peyton Manning’s passing touchdown record with seven touchdowns already this season. Seven! In fact, Nick Foles was playing so well this season that Jeff Fisher decided to give him a break and let Case Keenum take over for a game or two.

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