5 unstoppable offensive stars who must carry the LA Rams into the postseason

Expectations continue to rise for the LA Rams, particularly in the quest for a post-season appearance. But if the team intends to compete in the 2025 NFL Playoffs, these five offensive weapons will need to show up in a big way.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike LaFleur
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A tight end not named Tyler Higbee

While veteran tight end Tyler Higbee has been the cornerstone of production at the tight end position for the Rams, his injury incurred in the 2024 NFL Playoffs was so serious that the team has already prepared to start the 2024 NFL season with him on IR. So, taking that one step further, there should not be any lofty expectations of his return and putting up career-high numbers. The team will need to get production from somewhere, or someone, else.

The first candidate who comes to mind is second-year tight end Davis Allen. Allen was selected in the 2023 NFL Draft in Round 5 with the 175th overall pick, just two spots ahead of rookie sensation, WR Puka Nacua. While Allen did not have Nacua's impact on the team, he did as much as he could possibly do with his limited targets.

Allen stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 251 pounds. He not only showcased a superb ability to haul in passes thrown his way, but he has a nasty mean streak of bully-blocking on the offensive line. As a receiver, he only failed to catch one of 13 passes thrown his way, netting the team 123 yards, eight first downs, and a touchdown. If the team increases his workload, nothing suggests that he will backslide. In fact, he has the passion and mindset that could carry him to 500+ yards as a receiver if given the opportunity.

What is perhaps the most promising aspect of Allen's potential is how he carried himself in postseason competition. When Higbee fell to injury, Allen was promoted to the tight end position, and held his own quite admirably. He caught both passess thrown his was in the second half, and he was an effective and energetic blocker.

That type of performance suggests that Allen has matured into a player who is ready to start for the team. But, he will have competition.