St. Louis Rams Rookie Stock Report: Week 13
By Mark Warren
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Greg Robinson: Stock UP
After a week where he struggled a bit against the Chargers, Robinson had a good week against the Raiders. DE Justin Tuck got to QB Shaun Hill once, but for the most part the line performed well. RB Tre Mason found a bunch of holes in the run game as well.
Aaron Donald: EVEN
Donald continued his streak of great games with another against Oakland. He finished with one tackle, a sack, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and a pass defensed. Donald now has six sacks on the year which leads all rookie players. He has the fourth most sacks for defensive tackles, behind only Buffalo’s Marcell Dareus (10), Tampa’s Gerald McCoy (8.5) and Jacksonville’s Sen’Derrick Marks (7).
Lamarcus Joyner: Stock DOWN
Joyner did not play due to an injury he suffered against Arizona. CB E.J. Gaines got an interception and had another strong game. One must wonder if he will still play in the slot when he returns healthy despite Gaines’ good play of late. Frankly, ever since Joyner has been injured, the Rams have been better in the secondary with CB’s Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson and Gaines in the slot.
Tre Mason: Stock UP
Mason led the team in carries again and he had his best game as a pro. He racked up 164 total yards and three touchdowns on only 17 touches. Mason looked explosive all day, especially on his 89 yards touchdown run in the first half. Runs like that were certainly something the Ram offense lacked with RB Zac Stacy.
Mo Alexander: EVEN
Alexander played special teams again, but did not register any statistics.
E.J. Gaines: Stock UP
Gaines got his second interception of the season last week. He also made six tackles and had two passes defensed. Gaines is an upgrade over Joyner in the secondary at this point, and one must think he will stay in the starting lineup even when Joyner returns from injury.
Trey Watts: EVEN
Watts made a tackle on special teams and was targeted on his only snap on offense. He did not make the catch, however.
Ethan Westbrooks: Stock DOWN
He was inactive this week. Perhaps it was a result of DE Chris Long’s return.
Alex Bayer: Stock UP
Bayer was active for the second straight week and he played a few snaps on offense as well as special teams.He did not register any statistics.
Marcus Roberson: EVEN
Check back after the Rams play the Redskins to see our updated rookie stock report.