2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top

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With Ndamukong Suh joining a dominant defensive line along with Brandin Cooks giving Jared Goff another threat in the passing game, the Los Angeles Rams deserve to be in the top spot of the latest 2018 NFL Power Rankings.

Throughout the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams have seen their name in the top 10 for the most part when it comes to the 2018 NFL Power Rankings, and rightfully so when looking at the talent they’re fortunate to have on both sides of the football. However, with the signing of Ndamukong Suh to join a defensive line that already consisted of one of the league’s most dangerous defenders in Aaron Donald, along with the recent trade to bring Brandin Cooks on board, it’s time to consider the Rams as the team to beat heading into the 2018 season.

Los Angeles took a major step last year by emerging out of nowhere to win the NFC West since the Seattle Seahawks were the early favorites at the beginning of the season. Not to mention, with the Rams making the bold decision to hire Sean McVay as the youngest head coach in NFL history, the team was expected to go through at least a year or two of rebuilding to adjust to playing under a new system.

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Instead, McVay figured out a way to bring the best out of his players while hitting the ground running to become a legitimate threat in the NFC, and it’s going to be even more exciting to see how this team lives up to the hype of being a top Super Bowl contender when looking at all of the key moves made this offseason, including Suh. So in honor of Suh and Cooks recently joining the Rams, let’s take a look at why they deserve to be sitting on top of the NFL Power Rankings at this point in the offseason as the top team to beat.