Los Angeles Rams: 5 storylines to follow before 2018 NFL Draft

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2. Are the Rams new Super Bowl favorites?

When McVay was first hired as the new head coach following the 2016 season, the Rams were expected to go through a year or two of rebuilding, especially after coming off a 4-12 season. Watching Los Angeles thrive the way they did during their first year under McVay in 2017 by even making NFL history after going from worst to first in scoring shows just how special this team is, and with all of the key additions from the last few months, expectations have hit a whole new level heading into next season.

For a team that was already considered an early favorite in the NFC, the argument can be made that the Rams deserve serious consideration for being the top Super Bowl favorite, although they still have a long way to go. Between their high-powered offense that Goff gets to run along with the defense becoming even more dangerous with Suh, it’s easy to label Los Angeles as a heavy favorite at this point in the offseason, but whether they should be the No. 1 team is a different story.

Teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and New England Patriots deserve just as much consideration as the Rams when it comes to having what it takes to earn a trip to the Atlanta in 2019 for the Super Bowl. Only time will tell when it comes to whether Los Angeles deserves to be a heavy favorite, but at least the team is making the right moves to build a strong case.