5 Los Angeles Rams Players Who Must Step Up In 2016

By Brendan Patel

The Los Angeles Rams have a lot of hope this season after moving up in the draft to try and solve their quarterback problems. They have plenty of talent, especially on the defensive side, thanks to their large haul of recent draft picks. They play in a very tough division and will need a lot of players to step up if they hope to compete for a playoff spot.

5 Los Angeles Rams Players Who Must Step Up In 2016
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5. Tavon Austin

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Austin did a better job of getting into the end zone last season, but he needs to be more consistent game in and game out. He can break a game open at any moment, and needs to become a leader to help out his young quarterback.

5. Tavon Austin

Austin did a better job of getting into the end zone last season, but he needs to be more consistent game in and game out. He can break a game open at any moment, and needs to become a leader to help out his young quarterback.

4. Mark Barron

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Barron has played a lot better since moving to outside linebacker, and he'll need to live up to the large contract he recently signed. He is a playmaker, and the team will rely on him as a versatile piece on defense.

4. Mark Barron

Barron has played a lot better since moving to outside linebacker, and he'll need to live up to the large contract he recently signed. He is a playmaker, and the team will rely on him as a versatile piece on defense.

3. Alec Ogletree

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Ogletree was on his way to a promising season before his injury last year. This year, he will move to middle linebacker and will be expected to lead what could be a dominating defense.

3. Alec Ogletree

Ogletree was on his way to a promising season before his injury last year. This year, he will move to middle linebacker and will be expected to lead what could be a dominating defense.

2. Greg Robinson

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Robinson has all the tools, but he has yet to develop into the dominant left tackle the team had originally hoped for. The Rams have struggled to build a strong offensive line, and Robinson needs to be a part of the turnaround.

2. Greg Robinson

Robinson has all the tools, but he has yet to develop into the dominant left tackle the team had originally hoped for. The Rams have struggled to build a strong offensive line, and Robinson needs to be a part of the turnaround.

1. Robert Quinn

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Quinn is one of the best pass-rushers in the league, but he had trouble staying on the field last season. Aaron Donald will command plenty of attention, leaving Quinn many one-on-one opportunities to get after the quarterback.

1. Robert Quinn

Quinn is one of the best pass-rushers in the league, but he had trouble staying on the field last season. Aaron Donald will command plenty of attention, leaving Quinn many one-on-one opportunities to get after the quarterback.

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