Los Angeles Rams: 3 surprise picks in the 2018 NFL Draft

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Luke Falk
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Luke Falk /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Dalton Schultz
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Dalton Schultz /

If the perception was that the tight end position seemed hard to find in the huge strides the Los Angeles Rams on offense last season, I’d say it’s a fair point. Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett didn’t impress much, at least not based on how dynamic the offense was in McVay’s first season.

Like most who saw the Washington Redskins in 2016 when McVay was the offensive coordinator, the assumption was that would be replicated in LA.

Didn’t happen.

In his defense, it was his first season, and it’s fair to say that perhaps 2018 will see the tight end position become more relevant.

Or maybe not.

But if it’s a personnel issue, the Rams should explore elsewhere now, and let’s be honest, the jury SHOULD still be out on Higbee and Everett.

One player who is worthy of a long look by McVay is tight end Dalton Schultz from Stanford.

Yes I know, another PAC-12 guy, but The Farm is a hot bed for that position, and Schultz is a solid tight end.

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At 6’-6” and 242 lbs., this guy is built to play the position.

Schultz is solid in the fundamentals of blocking, knowing how to use his hands, and moving his defender. David Shaw, the head coach at Stanford called him the most “complete” tight end the program has seen in recent years.

If McVay is wondering whether or not his tight ends are part of where the Los Angeles Rams are heading, Schultz may be a player to change that conversation.