What roles can 10 remaining UDFAs fill with LA Rams in 2021?

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Wide receiver

The LA Rams were not willing to miss out on one of the best wide receiver rookie classes in many years. The teams drafted Van Jefferson and signed a healthy handful of wide receivers after the draft. Of course, the Rams found a solid bargain in Trishton Jackson but also found a diamond-in-the-rough in Cal-Poly’s WR J.J. Koski.

Koski is a 6-foot-1 195-pound receiver who played in a triple-option offense. If you want a good right-out-of-the-box analysis, you should check out our writeup on him when the Rams signed him. Koski is blessed with decent enough speed, running a 4.54-second 40-yard dash. And by many accounts, he had command of one of the most complex and diverse receiver route trees by any rookie in the 2020 draft class.

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No, you likely don’t hear much about Koski because he played for a small college. But he played in the Rams’ backyard, was signed, and remained on the practice squad. All of which gives him another chance of practicing with the team and in front of coaches and earning a larger role with the team in 2021.

Koskie is a no-risk moderate-reward type of player who could truly earn some playing time for the team in 2021. If the Rams find it necessary to cut costs at the wide receiver position, Koskit would surely benefit from any major changes. Will he be up to the role? If not 2021, then when?  With a gifted 2021 rookie class, J.J. Koski needs to get the coaches’ attention this year.