2. Gerald Everett
Back in April, the Los Angeles Rams surprised a lot of people by using their first pick in the second round on tight end Gerald Everett when considering the team was expected to focus on wide receiver. And while the Rams would end up addressing the wide receiver position in the later rounds, the selection of Everett seems like it’s going to payoff if he can make consistent impacts like Week 2 against the Washington Redskins.
Even though most of his production came on a 69-yard catch from Jared Goff, Los Angeles was thrilled to see their rookie tight end lead all receivers against the Redskins with three catches for 95 yards. Obviously, it’s tough to assume Everett will be capable of putting up numbers like this on a weekly basis, but at least the Rams look smart for selecting the former South Alabama star when they did.
The NFL has become a league in which most teams seem to benefit the most from having an effective pass-catching tight end, and it’s still early, but Everett is at least showing the necessary potential to get Los Angeles excited. Just imagine if Everett ends up with a similar performance against the 49ers like he did when facing the Redskins, chances are fantasy football owners will be scrambling to pick Everett up off waivers.