3 oversized WR options the Rams cannot resist on Day 2

2023 NFL Draft - LA Rams
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USC WR Brenden Rice, 6-foot-3 210 pounds

That last name might look familiar to all football fans, as Brenden Rice is the son of Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Brenden is a big, physical wideout with 45 receptions for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2023. He was a big target for star prospect QB Caleb Williams, who many believe to be the first player selected in this draft. Playing with a quarterback like that can only help his transition to the NFL He also creates an ideal target for established veteran quarterbacks. He was recently on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, discussing his time at USC and Caleb Williams.

When you watch his tape, I can see some similarities between him and second-year Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua. He is a robust and big receiver who has the great ability to tack on a significant number of yards after the catch. He can take contact well and break through tackles to make big plays after the catch.

One aspect that shouldn't be underestimated is that he is Jerry Rice's son, a legacy NFL player who has grown up with elite comprehension of the game. He can get advice from maybe the greatest of all time at the wide receiver position, which should help him as he transitions to the NFL. That fatherly phone-a-friend will continue to help him throughout his career.


The Rams offense is built to optimize elite players, and these three prospects could certainly prove to be exactly that. Is it time to save the wear and tear on the Rams All-Pro wide receiver Cooper Kupp? I hate to be the guy to put it out there, but Kupp's style of play does grind his gears down over a 17 game season. If the Rams deliberately limit his playing time to 600-700 offensive snaps, that could have a fountain of youth effect of keeping him fresh and chipper for the NFL Playoffs.

The trick is, who can absorb the extra work?

Bringing in a true NFL starter in the 2024 NFL Draft is not only wise for the future, but incredibly insightful for the demands of the 2024 NFL season as well

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