The LA Rams certainly had plenty of incentive to sign up wide receiver JJ Koskie. After all, the Cal Poly receiver practically played in the Rams back yard. He’s a solid size at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds. While he does not often show up on the highlight reels for great plays, neither does he show up in the training room for mistakes on plays. He’s a solid receiver, capable of getting open, getting the football, and getting the first down. In the wild west team simulations, that type of steady-Freddie performance gets passed over now. But these are the players who turn contenders into champions.
Preparing for a football season in Earnest
A player like wide receiver Earnest Edwards from the University of Maine has a steep road ahead of him. But the good news is that he is fully aware of the odds, and is already preparing to impress the coaches in any way possible. He is a 5-foot-10 175-pound receiver who has been compared with NFL veterans Tyreek Hill and Tavon Austin. He is a smaller, sleeker, faster type of wide receiver, a guy who can line up on the outside, and flash a crossing route that turns into a huge gain. Those are the types of plays that do not show up on the practice field but surprise everyone in a game. Hopefully, he will impress well enough in training camp to earn game time opportunities.
Don’t Polk around!
Have we saved the best for last from this group? Well, wide receiver Brandon Polk from James Madison University would certainly like to think so. After all, he was the prospect who was recruited hard by the LA Rams to keep the team at the top of his NFL team wish list. Apparently it worked because he signed with the team after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft. Why were the Rams so eager to sign Polk? The 5-foot-9 180-pound receiver clocked a 4.28-second 40-yard dash. That’s faster than former WR Brandin Cooks by .05 seconds. Place him on the return team, and the Rams have the potential to score on any kickoff or punt. Not only that, but he showcased his receiving skills at JMU with 1,174 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior year.