3 reasons why the LA Rams may start Wolford in round one vs. Seahawks

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Wolford can throw a deep ball

The Rams may not have scored any touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals, but it seemed very much like John Wolford knew where to throw the ball. And he knew how to throw a deep ball. In fact, Wolford threw four passes for over 20 yards through the air.  And of course, there were an equal number of passes thrown for that distance that fell incomplete.

As we had hoped, Wolford was able to evade the pass rush long enough to allow deep routes to develop. While that did not have the effect of opening running lanes, the deep routes were there for the Rams. And Wolford connected.  Had he thrown a deep pass, the Cardinals defense would have adjusted dramatically.

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Connect the dots

Wolford connected on a deep pass to wide receiver Robert Woods. He connected on a deep pass to tight end Tyler Higbee. He connected on a deep route to wide receiver Van Jefferson. But the most memorable pass of the day was a deep pass along the left sidelines to running back Cam Akers.  On each pass, Wolford arced the ball to drop into the receivers hands in stride.

That was in a game without wide receiver Cooper Kupp, a player known for catching practically any ball thrown in his catch radius. And it was Wolford’s first game of NFL speed, hard hitting tackles, and various coverages. In fact, Wolford seemed to be in complete command of the offense the entire game.