The Los Angeles Rams seem want to keep one of the best units in the NFL together.
Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports that they signed defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year contract extension.
Rams DT Michael Brockers signs 3-year extension, team announces.
— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) September 15, 2016
He was the Rams first-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. In his five seasons with the team, he has started every game except four during his rookie season. In that time he has accumulated 111 tackles and 14.5 sacks.
The Rams released longtime defensive end Chris Long in the offseason, and still can lay claim to the best defensive line in the league.
In 2011 they drafted one of the top defensive prospects, defensive end Robert Quinn. He has not disappointed, making two Pro Bowls and recording 19 sacks during the 2013 season.
Inside, they drafted Aaron Donald in the first round of the 2014 draft. Currently, some consider him the best defensive player in the NFL. He was Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014 and an All-Pro last season.
If no one said anything, the quality of this unit might not have been noticed in the Rams opener on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. It wasn’t as if 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert or running back Carlos Hyde put up large numbers against the unit, the final 28-0 score simply looks ugly.
With a unit this strong, don’t expect too many more performances like that from the Rams.