LA Rams: One last look at the young receivers as training camp winds down

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Trishton Jackson

At first glance, I would have placed the odds of Trishton Jackson claiming a spot on the team’s 53-man roster at 33 percent. Of course, that was before the 2021 Training camp arrived. Now that the team is drilling on a regular basis, and the pads are on, the talents of Trishton Jackson are starting to shine forth. And the Rams tend to value players far more in their second season in the system. That’s right, Trishton Jackson is back for his second season.

"“He’s just continued to progress and get better. You can see he is much more confident. He’s been playing a lot of the X position but he had the ability to move to the Z yesterday. So his big-picture understanding which is some of the nuances of the offense is showing up. He’s got the physical skills. I’m a big fan of him. I think Eric Yarber has done a great job pouring into him. He’s a guy that is going to compete and I expect him to just continue to get better and he raises the level of play for that group, Jourdan.”- Sean McVay on Trishton Jackson per press conference"

Jackson’s role will likely resemble an alternate wide receiver for DeSean Jackson when the team wants to go four wide receivers. While that may be rather limited through some games, as the team grows more confident in Trishton Jackson’s ability to catch passes, his role could grow steadily through the season.

Trishton Jackson has plenty of speed, runs good routes, and has proven that he can put up solid numbers in the passing game. His holdup so far has simply been opportunities. To be honest, even if he makes the roster again, those offensive snaps will only trickle in. Of course, that could change and if and when the LA Rams call his number, I think he can deliver above expectations.