5 LA Rams who can apply QB pressure not named Aaron Donald

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These 5 LA Rams will be chasing Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. And no, not one is named Aaron Donald

When the LA Rams prepared to face the Dallas Cowboys, defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was facing a very daunting task.  The Rams had to stop Ezekiel Elliott dead in his tracks.  Do that, and the Rams had a chance to win the game.  But if the team sold out for the run, the Cowboys passing game would chew them up.   If the Rams stayed ready to defend the pass, Ezekiel Elliott would gash the defense for huge gains.

So the Rams turned to Aaron Donald.  In fact, the LA Rams used All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald at one of the most devastating manners in a single football game that I have ever witnessed. Donald took on multiple blockers. He tossed adult football players to the side like rag dolls. He got past some of the most respected NFL linemen in the game. But when the Rams needed defensive plays made, Aaron Donald literally bowled over multiple Cowboys’ linemen.

Now that AD has your attention

Others witnessed it too. NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger called Aaron Donald a “wrecking ball”. So great was the performance that more than one person associated with planning the Eagles’ offense has named Aaron Donald as someone they are planning around. No kidding. The Rams had the second-most quarterback pressures from a no-blitz base defense in week one.  Just like civil defense plans around Godzilla.

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And like Godzilla, all Eagles’ eyes are focused upon Aaron Donald. Where will he line up? Where will he move?  And just like the Dallas Cowboys last week, the Eagles will pit multiple players against stopping Aaron Donald.  If Donald lines up at the defensive end, the line will devote two offensive linemen and/or a tight end to block him.  If Donald lines up at or nearly over the center, the offensive line will dedicate two offensive linemen and a running back to stop him. Now that AD has their attention, they will never see pressure coming from…