Here is the ranking of all 11 LA Rams wide receivers of 2020
The LA Rams had a very solid passing offense in 2019. Not only did the Rams tear up the NFL with two 1,000 receivers in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, but the team discovered that tight end Tyler Higbee could put on his one mini-clinic in December 2019. While the Rams may have struggled in other areas of the team, the passing game was strong enough to carry the team to a 9-7 record and finish just shy of an NFL playoff berth. And that passing game will be the focus of the team’s offense and opposing defenses throughout 2020.
After all, while the Rams managed to keep racking up the yards through the air, the team’s ability to score through the air dissipated drastically. That will be one of the focus points for the Rams offense in 2020. Of course, there will be others. After all, the Rams’ current stable of wide receivers in 2020 could lose two marquis performers as the contracts of both Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds expire in 2021. Historically, the team carried six wide receivers on the active roster in 2019 and did not add any receivers to the 10-man practice squad.
The more, the merrier?
With so many players on the roster, the first question could be how many receivers are the right number to carry into the 2020 season. As mentioned, the Rams would be wise to factor in the free agency status of both Kupp and Reynolds in setting their slots for receivers, either on the active roster or on the practice squad. The Rams may want to emphasize the running game in 2020, but the passing game is and will be the bread and butter of Sean McVay‘s offense, and success.
Still, to be successful, the team needs targets who can catch the ball and move the chains. So how do we rank the team’s current roster of wide receivers? Keep in mind, this does not include return or special teams contributions, but rather merely the ability to catch a pass and run with the ball. And it is also a reflection of all available data. Since the Rams have not yet taken the field, some of the new additions may actually perform better than their initial rank might suggest.