St. Louis Rams Rookie Stock Report: Week 11
By Mark Warren
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
The Rams came away with the shocker of the week, as they defeated the Denver Broncos 22-7. St. Louis beat Denver in all three phases, and they improve their record to 4-6 on the season. The Rams have now beaten three of the four Divisional Championship teams from last year. Here is Ramblin’ Fan’s breakdown of the 2014 rookie draft class after week 11:
Greg Robinson: Stock UP
Blocking Demarcus Ware for four quarters is a tough task for any offensive tackle, just ask 49ers LT Joe Staley. Ware only got one sack on the day, and it was because Robinson let him in due to a communication miscue pre-snap. Other than that hiccup, he looked better than usual against the pass and he opened up some run lanes for RB Tre Mason.
Aaron Donald: EVEN
Donald got his fourth sack of the year, and this one came on fourth down against Peyton Manning. DE Robert Quinn swung around on a stunt up the middle to pressure Manning, and Donald swallowed him up in the backfield. He added three tackles. His four sacks are tied with Minnesota’s LB Anthony Barr for tops in the NFL among rookies.
Lamarcus Joyner: EVEN
Joyner did not play due to an injury he suffered against Arizona.
Tre Mason: Stock UP
Mason led the team in carries for the fifth straight week. His 100 yards performance should put him in sole possession of running back duties, with Benny Cunningham handling most of the screens and running back pass plays. Mason’s big day came against a top rated Denver defense
Mo Alexander: Stock UP
Alexander was active this week and he was all over the field on special teams. He made two tackles and did his part in pinning the Broncos deep, forcing them to work with a long field for most of the game.
E.J. Gaines: EVEN
Gaines had a tough assignment in the slot against WR Emmanuel Sanders. He started off a bit rocky but he honed in and batted away two passes. He added eight tackles, and he also had a big hit on Manning when he came on a blitz.
Trey Watts: Stock UP
Watts was active this week on special teams only. He finished with one tackle.
Ethan Westbrooks: Stock UP
Westbrooks was activated this week and saw some action in the defensive rotation. He finished with one tackle.
Alex Bayer: EVEN
Marcus Roberson: EVEN
Check back after the Rams play the Chargers to see our updated rookie stock report.