Los Angeles Rams: 3 areas in need of improvement for Week 2 of preseason

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2. Receivers competing behind trio

Remember how great the Rams were on offense last season with Jared Goff having plenty of weapons to work with being one of the main reasons behind their success? Well, that high level of success could end up hitting a whole new level in 2018 now that Goff has a full year of experience under his belt along with one of the league’s top trios to work with at receiver, plus Todd Gurley in the backfield.

Goff was already fortunate enough to have Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp to work with as two of his favorite targets, but acquiring a speedy deep threat in Brandin Cooks is going to cause all sorts or problems for opposing defenses.

Along with these three studs, Los Angeles has another trio of receivers in Pharoh Cooper, Mike Thomas, and Josh Reynolds competing for playing time as well at the position during the 2018 season. While Cooper is mostly known for his impact on special teams, he’s hinted this offseason that he would like to be more involved as a receiver during his third NFL season with the Rams.

As for Thomas and Reynolds, the two receivers also hope to make more of an impact in 2018 after minimal involvement over the last couple of years. But when seeing how these three combined for three catches for 16 yards against Baltimore, it’s easy to see why Los Angeles will be looking for improvement against Oakland.