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Michael Brockers' advice to Rams: Pay Aaron Donald

The past few seasons for the Rams have been a roller coaster to say the least, but on the bright side, they have one of the game's best players in Aaron Donald.

The All-Pro defensive tackle is tied to his rookie deal through the 2018 season after Los Angeles picked up his fifth-year option. Per Spotrac, Donald is slated to make a mere $3.2 million this upcoming campaign in salary and bonuses.

Rams general manager Les Snead said in May that negotiations on an extension were "serious" between the team and the 26-year-old quarterback nightmare. Yet, Donald still finds himself in July hoping for a lucrative new deal rather than already putting pen to paper on one.

While Donald did attend the team's mandatory minicamp, Rams defensive end Michael Brockers said the players would back their star teammate if he were to hold out when training camp rolls around.

"At the end of the day, that's our brother," Brockers said Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "We'll go to war with him and for him. We respect any decision. He deserves it. You look at the record, being the most dominant defensive tackle in the league, and he's just making all these phenomenal numbers and stuff like that. And, obviously, pay the man. Obviously. He's put in him some major work for this team and I think he deserves it."

Donald has accumulated 28 sacks over his first three NFL campaigns, and secured the No. 15 spot on NFL Network's *The Top 100 Players of 2017*. His hunger to continue to improve his craft, however, is what should terrorize opposing offenses even more.

"I don't think people understand how much of a critic he is of himself," Brockers said. "He watches so much film of himself, and you hear the greatest players that ever played this game talk about how they watch film more of themselves than they do the opponent and stuff like that. Definitely watching himself, critiquing himself, and wanting to be better at all times in whatever he does.

"I just see these little things that he does every day to make himself a better player and a better pro. I just respect every little aspect of his game."

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