Can LA Rams rookie WR/TE Jacob Harris aspire to be Megatron 2.0?
By Bret Stuter
Who’s that new skyscraper?
Okay. Now push one pin in the Matthew Stafford career, and a second pin in the Calvin Johnson measurements. We’ll get back to both soon enough. After all, so far all I’ve done is talk about the history of the Detroit Lions, and this is an LA Rams website. Well, here’s where it gets interesting. You see, Matthew Stafford has played 12 NFL seasons, and is approaching 33 years of age.
Unlike his teammate and friend Calvin Johnson, he did not decide to retire. Instead, he talked to the Lions about being traded to a contender. That led to the LA Rams trading for Stafford for former QB Jared Goff and three valuable draft picks. That placed Megatron’s former quarterback on the LA Rams roster.
Big target, light on football experience
Shortly afterward, the LA Rams reportedly met with University of Central Florida wide receiver Jacob Harris. At first blush, he jumped out as a special type of rookie., and that was only at the first report of meeting with the Rams. So impressed were we, that Calvin Johnson’s name surfaced in the conversation about that initial report of a pre-draft meeting.
The physical similarities were just too… obvious. More on that later. But to recap, Jacob Harris was a 6-foot-5 target. He actually posted a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash on his pro day. His wingspan is a phenomenal 6-foot-9.25 inches. Yet Dane Brugler’s number one sleeper fell to the Rams in round four of the 2021 NFL draft with the 141st player selected. Okay, so what am I not telling you?