The Los Angeles Rams finally get a receiver with the 69th pick.
The Los Angeles Rams finally got a wide receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft. For those keeping score, it wasn’t a “Zay” or a “JuJu”. Nope, the Rams looked north to Eastern Washington for wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
Kupp is 6’-2” and 204lbs. While at EWU, Cooper racked up the kind of numbers that make him the most productive receiver in FCS history with 428 receptions, 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns.
As s four-time All American, Kupp is the only player to win both the Jerry Rice Award (freshman of the year) and the Walter Award (FCS offensive player of the year). He is also the first wide receiver in the history of the Big Sky Conference to earn first team All-Big Sky during his career at Eastern Washington.
So, how does this translate to the Los Angeles Rams?
At 6’-2”, he’s already one of the taller pass catchers on the Rams roster. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.62 40 yard dash. Scouts are quick to note a pass catching ability similar to Arizona Cardinals veteran Larry Fitzgerald.
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We’ll see about that.
The Rams have made the smart choice and stayed focused on offense and providing second year Jared Goff targets. With tight end selected earlier with the 44th pick, the signature of Sean Mcvay is becoming increasing legible as the man remaking and crafting this team.
The days of three-yards and a cloud of dust are officially over.