July 12, 2018 03:57AM
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from Ranking the NFL's Most Unblockable Pass-Rushers

Doug Farrar

[bleacherreport.com]

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1. Aaron Donald, DL, Los Angeles Rams

Aaron Donald has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons and has been named a first-team All-Pro for the past three. The only question is: What were the All-Pro voters thinking in 2014? Because Donald has been dominant since the day he hit the field in his rookie season, and he seems to get better every year.

Lost to a point amid the team's coaching (and subsequent winning) issues under Jeff Fisher, Donald found his day in the sun in 2017. The Los Angeles Rams won the NFC West, and new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips maximized Donald with his creative blitz packages and multiple fronts.

The addition of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency should make the 27-year-old even more unblockable than last season, when he amassed a league-leading 91 total pressures, per Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus—an astonishing feat for an interior defender.

The NFL's version of a needle in a haystack? Try to find something Donald doesn't do at a plus level.

You want power? Watch him come low off the snap and demolish a guard. You want quickness? Donald can blow past blocks as quickly as you see edge-rushers do it—his burst off the ball requires multiple replays to believe. You want hand technique? Donald can get past enemy blockers with rip and swim moves as well as anyone.

And against double-teams, the 6'1", 280-pound Donald presents a combination of balance and strength that allows him to not only slice through blockers but also embarrass them on his way to the quarterback. It's why he's able to create pressure in any situation, in any defensive front, from any gap.

Not only is he the best defensive player in the league and the most unblockable, but Donald can also make a claim that no one else matches his consistent effectiveness from down to down.


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from: Agent's Take [www.cbssports.com]

Joel Corry

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Resetting the non-QB market

It's been a foregone conclusion that Rams interior defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack, who are scheduled to make $6.892 million and $13.846 million respectively this year on their fifth-year options, would eventually become charter members of the $20 million-per-year non-quarterback club. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's timetable for a Mack extension has been the 2018 offseason ever since locking up quarterback Derek Carr long-term last summer. Les Snead, McKenzie's counterpart with the Rams, has called a new deal for Donald a major priority.

The Raiders and Rams having sticker shock is the likely impediment with deals for the 2014 first-round picks. A modest increase over the current non-quarterback standard, which is Broncos linebacker Von Miller at $19,083,333 per year and $70 million in overall guarantees, may not be enough to end the stalemates. The substantial growth in quarterback salaries over the last year with the non-quarterback market remaining stagnant is a stumbling block. It is my understanding that restoring the traditional financial relationship between the highest-paid quarterback and non-quarterback which has existed under the current CBA is an important consideration to the players' representatives. This would mean a contract averaging over $23 million per year with $85 million in guarantees where $65 million to $70 million is fully guaranteed at signing is needed in order to recreate the balance. Not surprisingly, there is reluctance to dramatically reset the non-quarterback market.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2018 03:58AM by zn.
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  2 pieces on Donald

zn950July 12, 2018 03:57AM

  plus some tweets

zn330July 12, 2018 04:45AM

  Re: DL has elite ranking in game and we lost

merlin219July 12, 2018 07:00AM

  false dichotomy

zn142July 12, 2018 08:13AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Steve87July 13, 2018 05:06AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn78July 13, 2018 05:18AM

  Re: false dichotomy

Rampage2K-90July 13, 2018 09:48AM

  Re: false dichotomy

zn95July 13, 2018 10:24AM

  Re: false dichotomy

dzrams76July 13, 2018 08:37AM

  more tweets

zn156July 12, 2018 07:51PM

  and even more stuff

zn89July 16, 2018 05:37PM

  and still even more stuff

zn50July 20, 2018 07:29PM

  I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

jemach145July 12, 2018 04:56AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

zn116July 12, 2018 05:15AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

LMU93109July 12, 2018 05:40AM

  I Agree on guaranteed money...

jemach47July 13, 2018 03:45AM

  Re: IF AD is not worth the money.........

oldschoolramfan48July 14, 2018 05:48AM

  i posted well in advance of that poll...

jemach48July 13, 2018 03:47AM

  Re

zn52July 13, 2018 04:06AM

  I tend to be an early adopter...

jemach54July 16, 2018 01:19PM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

Ramsdude117July 12, 2018 06:31AM

  Re: I was always thinking Donald would be in the range of...

dzrams77July 12, 2018 10:08AM

  So you compare this team to last years team?

jemach49July 13, 2018 03:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-174July 12, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams125July 12, 2018 10:17AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

zn121July 12, 2018 10:34AM

  Re: We don't know the numbers but...

dzrams115July 12, 2018 10:45AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-87July 12, 2018 10:39AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams64July 12, 2018 11:42AM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-95July 12, 2018 12:44PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

dzrams57July 12, 2018 01:23PM

  Re: We've gotten the GM's take already...

Rampage2K-49July 12, 2018 01:39PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram118July 12, 2018 10:35AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-81July 12, 2018 10:44AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams100July 12, 2018 11:46AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-57July 12, 2018 12:54PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams92July 12, 2018 01:06PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-58July 12, 2018 01:47PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn59July 12, 2018 02:13PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Rampage2K-54July 12, 2018 02:40PM

  no that's not the case

zn58July 12, 2018 02:52PM

  kind of like Watkins imo

Atlantic Ram55July 12, 2018 03:07PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams53July 12, 2018 05:09PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn60July 12, 2018 05:22PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram93July 12, 2018 07:57PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams61July 12, 2018 08:02PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram48July 12, 2018 10:17PM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn47July 13, 2018 08:08AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram52July 13, 2018 08:30AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams55July 13, 2018 08:48AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Atlantic Ram95July 13, 2018 09:24AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

Ramsdude105July 13, 2018 02:50AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

zn112July 13, 2018 04:26AM

  Re: #2 "agents take" haha

dzrams61July 12, 2018 05:27PM

  I would be surprised if less than $23M

Atlantic Ram90July 12, 2018 03:11PM

  +1 (NM)

zn49July 13, 2018 09:05AM

  Agree to a point.

RockRam85July 14, 2018 05:05AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

zn67July 14, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

VANRAM107July 16, 2018 01:27AM

  Re: Agree to a point.

Rams4352July 16, 2018 05:36AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams52July 16, 2018 07:31AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4354July 16, 2018 07:49AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams60July 16, 2018 08:27AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Rams4356July 16, 2018 09:38AM

  Re: Actually it does...

Ramsdude53July 16, 2018 10:04AM

  Re: Actually it does...

dzrams49July 16, 2018 11:16AM

  4th reason

AlbaNY_Ram43July 17, 2018 05:55AM

  but at tag prices

zn56July 16, 2018 10:27AM

  Re: but at tag prices

Ken50July 16, 2018 12:12PM

  Not play under the tag? Of course he will.

RockRam52July 17, 2018 02:49AM

  nope

zn48July 17, 2018 04:29AM

  He IS signed! That's the point.

RockRam93July 17, 2018 02:40AM

  you're not following the conversation

zn85July 17, 2018 04:31AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Rams4395July 17, 2018 05:43AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

Ken71July 17, 2018 08:41AM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

AlbaNY_Ram74July 17, 2018 03:15PM

  that's what they were going to do with Tru

zn81July 17, 2018 05:57PM

  Re: you're not following the conversation

dzrams53July 17, 2018 09:20AM

  as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

zn59July 17, 2018 09:29AM

  Re: as per our entire discussion of the trade scenario

Ramsdude87July 17, 2018 12:58PM

  So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

jemach89July 16, 2018 01:29PM

  Re: So you're saying that $1.5 to $3.0 on a $20+ million contract...

zn73July 16, 2018 04:31PM

  At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

jemach88July 17, 2018 09:07AM

  Re: At some time...this has to wear on a player psychologically...

Ramsdude85July 17, 2018 12:34PM

  I would say I feel better...

jemach53July 18, 2018 03:44AM

  Re: +++1

dzrams77July 18, 2018 06:44AM

  Re: +++1

Rams4373July 18, 2018 07:18AM

  Take the QBs out of it...

max64July 18, 2018 03:58AM