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

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1. Donald’s contract situation

Until Los Angeles finally rewards Donald with the contract situation he clearly deserves, this is going to be one of the most discussed stories for the Rams, whether it happens before or after the draft. Over the months, there have been numerous reports about how Donald’s representatives have been in talks with the organization, but until a deal becomes official, fans are going to worry.

When looking at how much of an impact he’s made over the years with the Rams, there’s no question that Donald deserves to be one of the league’s highest-paid defenders to make sure he’s around for years to come. Even more impressive, Donald has still managed to find ways to be successful over the years while receiving extra attention from opponents, which has been amazing to see on a weekly basis.

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While it was easy to understand Donald’s reasoning to holdout last year, Los Angeles can’t afford to go through another situation like that in 2018. Hopefully, all of the previous talks from the last couple of months result in Donald finally getting what he’s wanted all along in a hefty new contract, especially if it were to happen before the draft to give the Rams one less thing to worry about.