The first offseason for an NFL rookie is pretty nerve-wracking. It’s a particularly hot pressure-cooker if you are an undrafted rookie attempting to stick on the roster of the LA Rams. That is not to say that it’s rather difficult to do. In many ways, undrafted rookies should make it a point to sign one with the LA Rams organization.
Not only do the Rams have a fine track record of keeping undrafted rookies on the roster, but eventually coaching them up to earn a second, and far more lucrative, NFL contract in the future. It doesn’t happen to every young player who signs on with the LA Rams, as we will discover in the next 24 hours.
The trick is getting noticed, putting up a great body of work, consistently performing, and steadily improving. One such rookie is turning the Rams roster upside down. Rams wide receiver Lance McCutcheon is an undrafted rookie who few believed to have any chance at making the Rams roster.
Rams Roster: Bobby Trees II?
And yet, here he is, getting noticed by former LA Rams great, quarterback Jim Everett, and being compared by him to Bobby Trees:
This is not hyperbole. This is not a bold claim made by someone shooting from the hip. This is coming straight from former LA Rams QB Jim Everett, and he is describing what he has seen from LA Rams rookie wide receiver Lance McCutcheon. Not just saying that McCutcheon has a chance, mind you, but outright describing him by directly comparing him to the LA Rams’ beloved former wide receiver Robert Woods.
That is incredibly high praise in the hours leading up to the Rams roster cuts, and just one more indication that the Rams will likely be keeping McCutcheon around for this season. You don’t cut a player who is getting that type of high praise.