The Los Angeles Rams continue to reshape a long dead offense with a fullback from Virginia Tech.
The Los Angeles Rams added some offensive backfield help when they selected fullback Sam Rogers from Virginia Tech.
Rogers, a former walk-on, has received high praise for his work ethic, durability, and toughness. While with the Hokies, the fullback appeared in 53 games, starting 25 of them in his four seasons in Blacksburg.
One of the assets Rogers brings with him is ability to catch passes out of the backfield. While at Virginia Tech, he caught 72 passes. In Los Angeles, running backs will catch passes in Sean McVay’s offense with greater frequency. He is versatile and can be utilized as an H-back or fullback.
Bottom line for the Rams: he can run and catch the ball out of the backfield, as well as play on special teams.
As for a downside, some observers have noted a general lack of athleticism, and an inability to outrun defenders. Also, he can be stiff and unable to breakaway out of the blocks.
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Rogers is now part of an offensive centric draft in Los Angeles. He’s another piece in coach McVay’s efforts to not just remake the Rams, but to lay down a marker in the NFC West that this is no longer the St. Louis edition.
Most happy this weekend is second year quarterback Jared Goff who is now surrounded with players who can lift his game.
Something he needed last season.
Moving forward, it’ll be on him to make the most of what the Rams have cultivated in this draft.