5 Rams prospects who are fighting not to be cut going into the summer

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WR Sam Wiglusz

I don't think that there could be a better team to sign with in terms of a rookie wide receiver than that of the LA Rams. While the competition may be heated and difficult, it's probably the most sophisticated offense in terms of routes and passing schemes that a receiver will experience. And once a player gets that foundation, the rest is child's play.

For former Ohio slot receiver Sam Wiglusz, the opportunity to compete for a chance to play for Rams HC Sean McVay was the obvious choice. But signing with the Rams was the easy part. Now, the 6-foot-0 183-pound receiver must earn the opportunity to play for the team, to deserve offensive snaps, and ultimately earn targets.

And that work has already begun.

Wiglusz is one of ten receivers on a team that will likely carry no more than six receivers on the 53-man roster. That dictates the mathematical fact that he must outperform four other receivers. While possible, it most certainly will not be easy.

Wiglusz is not the most athletic, fastest, biggest, or strongest wide receiver in the NFL. What he does do very well is run crisp precise routes, catch passes away from his body with soft hands, and after pulling the ball down, he can pile up plenty of yards after the catch. Like Elias Neal in the previous slide, Sam Wiglusz was interviewed by Zenger's Perry Lovell Crawford, and the article gives some fascinating insights into the Rams' rookie receiver and his perspective on competing in the NFL.

Wiglusz really popped statistically in his final two seasons while playing for Ohio. In two seasons, he caught 129 passes for 1,537 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also played the return specialist role for both punts and kickoffs. He needn't be the fastest, biggest, or strongest wide receiver to make this roster. But he will need to block, to catch, and to run with the football. Ultimately, he will need to best a handful of receivers in all three categories to make the team.