Rams PFF grades: Greatest and worst performers from 2022 season

Professional Soccer Focus’ grades aren’t the right method to consider a participant’s season, however they do give followers some high quality context. It doesn’t take an skilled to know that the Rams’ 2022 season didn’t go based on plan, however PFF’s grades inform us which gamers carried out properly and which of them struggled.

Wanting again at this previous season, right here’s how PFF graded the Rams’ finest and worst gamers. These lists solely embody those that performed no less than 100 snaps on offense or protection.

Prime 5 offense

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  • WR Cooper Kupp: 86.3

  • RB Cam Akers: 80.7

  • RT Rob Havenstein: 73.2

  • WR Tutu Atwell: 70.9

  • LT Ty Nsekhe: 70.6

Kupp missed an excellent chunk of the season, solely taking part in 9 games. Nevertheless, he was by far the Rams’ most efficient and environment friendly participant on offense, catching 75 catches for 812 yards with six landing receptions, all of which led the staff.

Akers got here on late within the yr and seemed like a high-end working again, which pushed his PFF grade above 80.0 after hovering within the 50s for a lot of the yr.

Havenstein allowed probably the most pressures on the staff (41), however he was stable as a run blocker. He additionally confronted a ton of adverse matchups, usually going up in opposition to the opponent’s finest cross rusher.

Atwell wasn’t a full-time participant for the Rams, and though he did present some flashes of enchancment after a quiet rookie yr, he wasn’t practically constant sufficient – even after the accidents LA suffered at vast receiver.

Nsekhe helped exchange Joe Noteboom and Alaric Jackson after they went down with accidents, permitting simply eight pressures in 10 games.

Prime 5 protection

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  • LB Bobby Wagner: 90.7

  • DT Aaron Donald: 90.5

  • CB Jalen Ramsey: 86.4

  • S Taylor Rapp: 76.2

  • CB Cobie Durant: 73.3

Wanting on the Rams’ defensive grades, one factor is evident: There was Wagner, Donald and Ramsey, after which there was everybody else. Nobody got here near matching the manufacturing of these three gamers, who have been three of the perfect gamers at their respective positions.

Wagner had 140 tackles and 6 sacks, placing collectively one among his finest seasons ever. Donald had 40 pressures in simply 11 games, incomes a 90.7 pass-rush grade. Ramsey had 4 picks, two sacks and 88 tackles, as properly.

Rapp’s inclusion within the prime 4 on protection is considerably stunning. He struggled in protection however was regular as a run defender (82.3 grade). PFF solely pegged him with six missed tackles.

Durant got here on late within the yr after being injured and principally taking part in particular groups, ending with three picks and an NFL-high 151 interception return yards.

Backside 5 offense

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  • QB Baker Mayfield: 51.7

  • G Matt Skura: 48.3

  • QB John Wolford: 40.0

  • OL Jeremiah Kolone: 36.1

  • OL Bobby Evans: 29.8

The Rams’ weakest positions this yr have been fairly apparent. They obtained poor play out of their quarterbacks and offensive line, with these two positions being represented within the backside 5 on offense.

Mayfield had a few good performances in opposition to the Raiders and Broncos, however total, he performed fairly poorly. Wolford was even worse, shedding his two begins and throwing three interceptions.

Skura and Kolone have been thrust into motion after the Rams’ main linemen went down, permitting 13 pressures every on the inside.

Evans actually had a troublesome season, permitting 24 pressures in simply 9 games on 203 pass-blocking snaps.

Backside 5 protection

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  • DL Jonah Williams: 53.6

  • CB David Lengthy Jr.: 53.6

  • OLB Terrell Lewis: 46.1

  • DL Earnest Brown IV: 46.0

  • CB Derion Kendrick: 43.7

Lengthy and Kendrick have been finally benched in favor of Cobie Durant after taking part in poorly in protection. They every had protection grades under 55, based on PFF, giving up too many large performs down the sector.

Lewis was extremely ineffective as a cross rusher, recording solely 4 pressures on 174 pass-rush snaps. He was lower, together with Justin Hollins.

Williams and Brown have been pressured to step up when Donald and A’Shawn Robinson obtained damage and as cross rushers, they didn’t produce a lot. In addition they had two of the six lowest run-defense grades on the staff, too.

Story initially appeared on Rams Wire

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