Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons not to panic over Aaron Donald skipping OTAs

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3. Donald’s work ethic

Over the years, there have been plenty of players that have made the decision to holdout during training camp, only to look a little rusty once they decided to return to their beloved teams. Whether Rams fans want to admit it or not, there was a little bit of concern over the kind of shape Donald would be in after missing all of camp along with the preseason last year, but once he finally suited up for Week 2, the defensive superstar looked like his normal self.

By tying a career high with 11 sacks in 14 games despite receiving extra attention from opponents shows just how much of a freak Donald truly is, but also shows his work ethic. As frustrating as it was to see Donald absent from training camp and preseason, he did a phenomenal job of doing whatever was necessary to remain in the proper shape.

Donald’s insane work ethic is just one of many reasons as to why he’s considered one of the top defensive players in the NFL. So as frustrating as it may seem that he’s not present for the start of OTAs, at least Los Angeles fans can feel a little better over the fact that Donald will still be putting in the work.