Let's talk about the rising star among Rams talented wide receivers

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The LA Rams offense, until proven otherwise, is a pass-centric offense. Yes, the team got a lot of production out of RB Kyren Williams in a ground assault that has certainly become more than respectable. But when the team needs to move the chains, or put up points, HC Sean McVay dials up the pass play. That's fine when both WR Cooper Kupp and new rookie sensation WR Puka Nacua are both healthy and on the football field.

But sometimes they are not both able to suit up. And that can pose a problem if the team has not added sufficient depth at the wide receiver position. Thankfully, the team was not limited to two playmaking wide receivers in 2023, but actually discovered a third and quite vital play-maker last season. In fact, he was not even used on offense as a pass-catcher until Week 9.

6-foot-1 203-pound veteran wide receiver Demarcus Robinson is not a rookie. In fact, he is entering his ninth NFL season, and his second season with the Rams. But his impact sprang out of nowhere. In fact, whenever the Rams targeted him at least twice in 2023, they won all but one regular season game. That's pretty impressive stuff for a team that was 3-5 before getting him involved on offense.

Robinson is not a burner, a receiver blessed with so much speed that he simply runs past defensive backs. At 6-foot-1, he is by no means the biggest wide receiver playing in the NFL. The guy simply has an incredibly instinctive sense about where to sit in zone defenses, how to set up DBs in man coverage with double moves, and how to run with the football once he catches it.

In 2023, he caught 26 of 39 passes thrown his way for 372 yards, 20 first downs, and four touchdowns. He played in just 396 offensive snaps, started just four games, and was not even an active player on offense until Week 9.

In every offseason, conversations turn to what the team needs to do to fix problem areas and thin roster depth. But there are also avenues of improvement to be enjoyed simply by amplifying what worked last season. And yes, throwing the football to Demarcus Robinson made a lot of difference for this team.

Now, the team has him back, and the coaching staff knows that he is an integral component of the team's 2023 success, Even in year nine, Demarcus Robinson is absolutely a rising star among this team's talented wide receivers. The best part is, nobody knows just how good this offense will perform with a full season of Robinson as the third wide receiver on the roster. Simply judging by the team's performance in 2023, it will be worth watching.

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