Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald each cracking the top five on the NFL Top 100 rankings shows how deep the Los Angeles Rams are talent wise.
While Gurley has flourished under Sean McVay‘s offense over the last two seasons to work his way into becoming a top running back in the league, Donald is coming off a career year in 2018 by recording 20.5 sacks.
Even more impressive for Donald, the Rams star defender took home his second-straight Defensive Player of the Year honors, and if he manages to record the hat trick in 2019, it will mark the first time any player has done so.
Whether Los Angeles earns a trip to the playoffs for a third year in a row could come down to the performances of these two stars in 2019.
But until that time comes since the start of the regular season is still over a month away, both Gurley and Donald are fortunate enough to earn two of their latest accomplishments, which is finishing in the top five on the NFL Top 100.
Thanks to all of their success from last season, it seemed like only a matter of time before Gurley and Donald heard their names called on the popular rankings conducted by the players.
And while it was amazing to see Gurley come in at No. 5, it was even more unbelievable to watch Donald end up in the top spot, becoming the first defensive player ever to do so.
This may not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but also this shows just how far the Rams have come over the years into developing into one of the league’s top teams.
To watch Los Angeles finish with just four wins in 2016 to earning a trip to the Super Bowl two years later shows how far this team has come, and there’s no question it never would have happened without their two stars on each side of the football.
Now that the rankings are officially complete with both Gurley and Donald finishing in the top five, the Rams can focus on their next important task, which is preparing for that first preseason game of 2019 against the Oakland Raiders in over a week.