3. Brandin Cooks
The loss of Sammy Watkins in free agency seemed like a crushing blow at the time for the Rams since they were losing one of their speedy deep threats, but when seeing how it would eventually lead to the team landing Cooks in a trade, it was all worth the ride. Despite Los Angeles being his third team in three years, there’s no denying just how talented of a receiver Cooks is, and it only took one game for him to show how great of a fit he’s going to be in McVay’s offense.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that Cooks only caught five passes for 87 yards in his regular-season debut with the Rams since it should be also noted how there were numerous occasions in which the speedster was able to draw key pass interference penalties. The fact that Goff felt confident enough in Cooks either hauling in these passes or simply drawing the penalties shows how much of a difference this offense is going to be with him being a part of the passing game.
Los Angeles knew it was a risk rewarding Cooks with an extension in the offseason before taking a single snap, but it’s terrifying to think about how he’s going to be around for the long run in this offense. Once again, Cooks will be busy when facing the Cardinals, and if he finally connects with Goff for a long touchdown, nobody would be all that surprised.