Here are four key observations from the Los Angeles Rams releasing their first unofficial depth chart heading into Week 1 of NFL 2018 preseason.
After months of waiting and being patient, the Los Angeles Rams will take part in their first preseason of the 2018 season on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens, meaning it’s only a matter of time before September finally arrives. Thanks to last year’s success, the Rams are considered one of the top favorites in the NFC to make a run at the Super Bowl, although that’s always easier said than done since Sean McVay‘s team still has a few questions in need of answering over these next few weeks.
For example, the contract negotiations between Los Angeles and Aaron Donald has unfortunately been dragging on longer than it should have, putting the team in a tough position once again heading into preseason with so much uncertainty. But on a positive note, at least Donald was listed on the unofficial depth chart for the Rams heading into Thursday’s game since he wasn’t on there around this time last year since he was holding out as well then.
Speaking of the team’s unofficial depth chart, Los Angeles gave fans plenty to discuss following the release before Thursday’s game against Baltimore, as this will be a good early test to see where the NFC West champions stand at the moment.
The Ravens may have fallen just shy of a playoff berth last year, but early signs point to them being a contender in the AFC once again in 2018, meaning the Rams will have their hands full on Thursday. So without wasting anymore time, here are four key observations for Rams fans to consider from the first unofficial depth chart heading into the first week of preseason.