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OFFENSE: With Norman Van Brocklin seemingly headed for one of his best years, the Rams possess the finest all-round passer in the National Football League. Elroy Hirsch, Bob Boyd, Jon Arnett and Leon Clarke are the best group of four receivers; add a great running attack powered by two 225-pound-plus fullbacks and big, fast, mobile halfbacks and it is hard to imagine a better-equipped offense. But the Rams have had riches before and frittered them away in dissension and indecision.
DEFENSE: The Ram pass defense was something less than sensational last year and may not have improved enough. Del Shofner, the Baylor halfback who was the Rams' first draft choice, could be a real help; he was rated the best defensive halfback in the College All-Star camp. Shofner has the size and speed, and he will have experienced help in Will Sherman, Don Burroughs, Jesse Whittenton and Ray Shiver. The Ram defensive line is big and the linebackers move well. The loss of Bud McFadin cuts into defensive tackle depth.
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