Predicting Training Camp Surprises: Los Angeles Rams WR’s

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Updated: July 12, 2017

It’s unknown who will be the Los Angeles Rams leading wide receiver for the 2017 season, but already one rookie is getting tons of love for his work on and off the field. Some rookies exceed expectations, and some who do not. But there will be those rookies who start training camp and continue to lead the team even without the experience. Bleacher Report Writer Gary Davenport’s  said it perfectly in his latest article talking about the 69th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. (Give him some love on twitter, as he’s ready to rise with the Rams too)

“The Los Angeles Rams desperately need quarterback Jared Goff to make a big second-year leap in 2017. But the team hasn’t put him in a position to succeed where his passing-game weapons are concerned. 2016 receiving leader Kenny Britt is in Cleveland. Robert Woods, signed to replace Britt, is better known as a blocker than a receiver.”

“And to date, the only real ability Tavon Austin has shown in the NFL is a knack for disappointment. However, it appears the team may have hit on a young receiver with its selection of Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp in Round 3 of this year’s draft. As offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur told Myles Simmons of the team’s official website, Kupp wasted no time making a good first impression on the Rams coaching staff.”

“I think the first thing you know about Cooper is he’s a pro, and you can see that,” LaFleur said. “He came in here not like most rookies do. He’s an extremely polished route-runner, got great hands, is a precise route-runner. You can tell he works at his craft each and every day. He does a great job.”

“Kupp’s ability to produce isn’t really in question. His 428 career receptions, 6,464 receiving yards and 73 scores are all tops not only in Eastern Washington history, but in FCS history.”

“Kupp already showed the ability to get open against the likes of Marcus Peters while the two were in college. He’s arguably already the best receiver the Rams have—and he hasn’t played an NFL game yet. As we move through training camp, more and more people are going to realize what some already know. Cooper Kupp can play.” He will become possible the best WR for the Rams in 2017.

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