3 free agent WRs for LA Rams to unlock QB Stafford’s deep pass

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And while we are poaching from the Lions receiving corps for that built-in standard option known as chemistry, how about we target the speedy flash, WR Marvin Jones of Detroit, too?

All he did was snag nine TDs from Stafford last year and haul in 76 of 115 targets thrown his way. His average yards per catch was 12.9 yards and he tallied 978 total yards last year – impressive numbers. This would mark Jones’s ninth year in the league, too, so it’s not like the Rams would be getting a guy who hasn’t picked up a few pointers along the way about playing WR in the NFL.

In a nutshell,  Jones is a speedy WR with proven hands. And in the Lions’ history books he ranks behind only Megatron (Calvin Johnson) and Herman Moore for total pass catches – that’s some very good company to be in. This guy’s a game-changer. He’s explosive, incendiary.  Even at age 30, he still plays the position at a very high level.

Bonus points for the Rams chances: He’s let it be known he wants to play for a winner (check). . . and his family resides in Cali. (When the Missus is happy, only then can Daddy be happy).

Then, now that we have robbed the Lions’ cupboard bare, there’s a third speedy WR on the FA shelf who represents a particularly intriguing FA option, if only because I believe he was miscast in his role in his early days playing for the Iggles and I watched him bloom last year when he played for the Raid-uhs. That’s Nelson Agholor.