3. Mike Thomas
Back in 2016 when the Rams were considered a work in progress on offense, the team decided to use a sixth-round pick that year on wide receiver Mike Thomas after an impressive career at Southern Mississippi. At the time, Los Angeles didn’t have many reliable options to work with in the passing game since Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt being the top two options says a lot about how this unit really looked, which is why Thomas seemed like a good candidate to earn playing time.
Flash forward to 2018 when Thomas was exepcted to make a name for himself competing for the No. 4 or No. 5 spot at wideout with players like Pharoh Cooper and Josh Reynolds, only to be a disappointment for the most part. When taking into consideration that Los Angeles hasn’t played their starters over the first two games of preseason, Thomas has to be frustrated that he’s only caught two passes in that time frame.
The final two weeks will give Thomas plenty of opportunities to show off his skills, but also now comes the additional pressure since some of his teammates are in the same boat of trying to make one final case. Plus, when seeing the emergence of other surprise impact players like KhaDarel Hodge, nobody would be surprised one bit if Thomas missed out on a roster spot as a result of the rookie.