The Los Angeles Rams hope to use the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft to provide Jared Goff with another weapon in the passing game.
After surrendering this year’s first-round pick to the Tennessee Titans as part of the deal to land Jared Goff last year, the Los Angeles Rams won’t see a pick in the 2017 NFL Draft until the second round at No. 37. As frustrating as that may seem, the Rams hope the sacrifice will pay off in the long run when looking at the potential Goff brings to the table, although the only way that’s going to happen is if the team provides the former California star with better weapons to work with.
With the draft right around the corner, Los Angeles realizes how critical these next few weeks are going to be when it comes to figuring out which players are worth consideration early in the second round, especially at wide receiver. While the team is scheduled to meet with Baylor’s KD Cannon, it looks like Grambling State wide receiver Chad Williams can be added to the players of interest list after meeting with the Rams on Thursday.
Just like Cannon, Williams is expected to be a second or third-round pick, which is why Los Angeles could be a good landing spot for the wideout. Not only would Goff and the Rams benefit from having a player with the size of Williams (6’2″) to work with in the passing game, but the numbers alone from his time at Grambling State shows why there’s so much potential to succeed at the NFL level.
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The fact that Williams caught 96 passes over his final two seasons with the Tigers for 2,349 yards to go along with 21 touchdowns makes it easy to see why Los Angeles is showing interest in the wideout. And when looking at the team’s current situation at wide receiver in which Tavon Austin is considered the No. 1 option, just imagine what Williams would be capable during his rookie year if he were to end up on the Rams.