Morning Ram-blings: Donald's impact

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It's no secret that St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald has impressed in his first NFL training camp.

Whether you've watched him every day or come in for a day, you've likely left with Donald as one of the players on the team from whom big things are expected in 2014.

SI.com's Joan Niesen was one of those who didn't need long to take notice of Donald on her stop in St. Louis. She added a little context to how and why Donald became a Ram in this piece.

The Rams clearly believe Donald's inside pass-rushing skills make him the missing piece to take their defensive line to another level. If Donald can transition his practice-field dominance to games, there's little doubt those beliefs will come to fruition.


A roundup of Sunday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we began the day with an ode to new Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams. ... Next, we gave the rundown on how quarterback Sam Bradford is progressing toward the first preseason game. ... Finally, we examined the training camp work of receiver Stedman Bailey and his workload in the face of a suspension.


Here's the recap of Williams' stirring speech from Saturday night courtesy of Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss.

Rams running back Zac Stacy ranks among KC Joyner's most overvalued fantasyInsider running backs.

The Associated Press explores the sensitivity training planned for a number of NFL teams during this preseason.

At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas recaps Saturday's scrimmage.

Joe Lyons covers a couple of rookies with local ties and their first chance to play at the Edward Jones Dome.