LA Rams sign WR Warren Jackson to reserve/future contract

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The LA Rams have added another name to the 2022 roster. This time, the team has announced the signing of WR Warren Jackson to a Reserve/Future contract.  While the addition is the equivalent to the team adding a player to the practice squad during the regular season, Jackson is a wide receiver who the team is committed to bringing to their 2022 training camp. And based on the injuries and underwhelming results of young receivers in 2021, once in training camp in 2022? Anything can happen.

The Rams initially added Jackson in early November 2021, at a time when the team was busily backfilling holes in the roster due to injuries and positive COVID-19 test results from players. At the time, he had signed on with both the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings but was unable to secure a long-term role with either team.

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But there is some upside potential to Jackson. For starters, he has tremendous vertical height, standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 219-pounds. That alone makes him an ideal target for a Red Zone jump ball to score a touchdown. Of course, to win those types of battles, the players must have strong hands and a proven track record of winning contested catches, which Warren Jackson has.

The LA Rams have been experimenting with complementary pieces to the receiver room to optimize the skillsets of veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. The team initially sought smaller speedy receivers, signing both DeSean Jackson and drafting Tutu Atwell. But the team seems to have jumped the tracks from small and speedy to tall and strong-handed receivers.

Historically, the LA Rams have not targetted tall receivers. Now, the team will have 6-foot-6, Warren Jackson, to line up with 6-foot-5 Jacob Harris. Is that merely a coincidence? Or do the LA Rams have a new focus upon taller talent?  This may be something that is worth keeping on your radar.

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