4 love-it takeaways from LA Rams first preseason game

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I: WR Lance McCutcheon appears to be the real deal

One game may not be more than a flash, but the upside of LA Rams rookie Lance McCutcheon appears to have risen substantially after his first preseason game.  So far, we’d talked about how the LA Rams had a solid team effort, with few single players distinguishing themselves in the first preseason game.

One player did buck that trend and bucked it well enough to be the talk of the post-game highlights. That is the physical 6-foot-3 202-pound wide receiver out of Montana State, Lance McCutcheon

He had the type of debut for the LA Rams that hints at a hugely successful NFL career.

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Another big physical receiver

McCutcheon is the new wave of Rams receivers, a big physical guy who can win contested catches. And out of six targets, he won five catches, including two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion. On the night, Rams quarterback Bryce Perkins tossed just 16 passes on the evening. Of that total, six were thrown To McCutcheon.

McCutcheon’s showing pits him in the same category as Allen Robinson, former receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Ben Skowronek. The Rams did not play Skowronek in the preseason game because he is slotted in as the team’s WR3 after Van Jefferson’s knee injury. But on my scorecard, another similar outing by McCutcheon puts him into a prime position to leapfrog over Skowronek on the depth chart.

That performance helped the Rams win their first preseason game.

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It was a solid debut for the LA Rams team. Now, they will need to get ready for their next game. We’ll be covering those preparations this week, as well as more look-backs from training camp and the LA Rams’ first preseason game.

Stay tuned.

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