LA Rams rookie WR Earnest Edwards already fan favorite

(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

LA Rams rookie WR Earnest Edwards is an early fan favorite, and for good reason. He can do it all

“I get by with a little help from my friends”. That was a catchy tune sung by Ringo Starr of the Beatles, from their famous 1967 album: “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” album.  If LA Rams players could choose a theme song, much like WWE participants play theme music on their way to the ring, then undrafted rookie wide receiver Earnest Edwards would play that song.

Seldom has a player invoked such passionate support with so little evidence to support it. Well, let me rephrase that. Without national headlines and evening highlight films to support it.  Earnest Edwards is not a household name. Yet.  But if you dive into his background, then your risk being caught up in the passionate mania swirling around him.

Earnestly supporting Earnest

Who is he? What can he do for the team?

If the Rams chose to open up the phone lines to vote on who would get playing time for the LA Rams, Earnest Edwards would be a starter this season. He is a 5-foot-10 179-pound wide receiver who runs an impressive 4.41-second 40-yard dash. What does he do on the football field? He runs, catches, passes, and returns for touchdowns.

He hails from the University of Maine, a collegiate football program not exactly bursting at the seams with NFL players. But there are players from that school in the NFL. And right now, Edwards thinks he has the stuff to be the next player to make the pros. He’s not alone.

Trending. LA Rams re-signing CB Jalen Ramsey has epic importance. light

His chances improve every day

FanSided’s NFL author Ian Higgins thinks so too. So much so that he starts his article analyzing Edwards’s potential for NFL play by comparing Edwards to Tavon Austin and Tyreek Hill. That’s a pretty stellar group to be compared to right out of the gates. But he flashes bonafide talent and is a dangerous offensive weapon in so many ways.

How is his on-field presence? Infectious. In this video interview, he’s all smiling because his confidence is burying the needle at 100 percent. He knows he will bring it.  The Rams need that type of confidence.  After all, the Rams need help at both the wide receivers’ position, and in the return game on special teams.  Edwards has the versatility to do both, and a lot more.

Oh the things we could see if he makes the roster

A player like Edwards invokes a lot of imagination when it comes to ways he can help the offense move the chains. If the Rams are eager to infuse versatility, no other player offers so many diverse options to the team. Edwards can run, catch, pass, and return. And he’s a fast runner who is blessed with the wisdom not to outrun his blockers.

dark. Next. 2019 LA Rams 5 man pass rush ranks fourth in NFL

He’s a thinking man’s football player. He makes the best use of what he is given on practically every play. And he has an uncanny knack of hauling in the pass no matter what the coverage, or what the angle, or what the distance. One-handed, two-handed, or even cradling the ball against his chest, he always seems to come up with the catch. As the Rams begin training camp and are featured in HBO Hard Knocks: LA, he is one player worth tracking.