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LA Rams News Rams Roster J.J. Koski
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Wide receiver

Surprisingly, when the LA Rams signed veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the roster, the first assessment for the chances for wide receiver J.J. Koski to make the team dropped substantially. In actuality, the opposite may have occurred.  Am I pulling your leg? Not at all. Let me explain…

If the offense simply had J.J. Koski on the roster, the team would not develop plays to suit his skillsets. But with DeSean Jackson added to the offensive arsenal, the playbook will most certainly be customized to address his speed and ability to stretch defenses. That will allow players like Tutu Atwell and J.J. Koski to slide into that role if and when DeSean Jackson is not on the field.

Koski has been a rather pleasant surprise so far. He has hauled in 11 of 15 passes thrown his way for 97 yards so far. While the Rams have not cracked open the playbook just yet, Koski has already caught passes of 19 and 20 yards in each of the past two games, respectively. That’s pretty good stuff for a vanilla offensive play package.

Much like his teammates, Koski stands 6-foot-1, weighs 195 pounds, and runs a crisp and well-developed route tree. He even runs a very impressive 4.44-second 40-yard dash per his Pro Day timed event. That is a pretty solid speed for a guy who stands 6-foot-1. For comparison purposes, DeSean Jackson was clocked at 4.35 seconds. So Koski is within 0.1 seconds of DJax? If you factor that in with the fact that Koski is proving his ability to catch the ball, and he’s certainly someone to watch.