On today’s offseason positional outlook, we’ll check out the Rams’ wide receiver position.

Wide Receivers:

2017 Season Stats:

RECEIVING

Player Rec Yards Avg Ypg TD Tar Yac
Cooper Kupp 62 869 14.02 57.9 5 94 364
Robert Woods

 

56 781 13.95 65.1 5 85 304
Sammy Watkins 39 593 15.21 39.5 8 70 185
Tavon Austin 13 47 3.62 2.9 0 22 73
Pharoh Cooper 11 84 7.64 5.2 0 19 54
Josh Reynolds 11 104 9.45 6.4 1 24 34
Derek Carrier 8 71 8.88 5.1 0 11 50
Mike Thomas 5 93 18.60 11.6 0 7 29

 

Cooper Kupp (2nd year out of Eastern Washington, 3rd Round 69th Overall selection by the Rams)

Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2021

2017 season awards:

  • 2017 NFL ALL ROOKIE TEAM

In his rookie year, Kupp led all Rams players with 94 targets. He also led all wide receivers in yards after catch, trailing only Gurley in that stat for first on the team. Look for Kupp to really bump his numbers up this year in the slot after only spending one year in this offense.

Robert Woods (6th year out of Southern California, 2nd round 41st overall by the Buffalo Bills.)

Contract Situation: 5-year contract expiring in 2022

Woods was very solid in his first year with the Rams. He led all wideouts in yards per game (65.1) and really delivered in the first playoff game of his career, going for 9 catches on 14 targets for 142 yards. With the departure of Sammy Watkins look for Woods to step up and really take hold of that #1 receiver spot.

Tavon Austin (6th year out of West Virginia, 1st Round 8th Overall by the Rams.)

Contract Situation: 1-year contract expiring in 2019

This offseason it seemed like the Rams were planning to move on from Austin. There were rumors that he was to be traded, or that if they couldn’t find a trade partner, he would be released. Well neither of those happened and Austin and the Rams have restructured his deal and he will be back for at least one more year. While his role with the offense has diminished with the rise of other receivers like Kupp and Woods, he is still always a threat to score with the ball in his hands.

Pharoh Cooper (3rd year out of South Carolina, 4th round 117th Overall by the Rams.)

Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2020

2017 Season Awards:

Voted to the 2017 Pro-Bowl (Returner)

2017 Associated Press First Team All Pro (Returner)

While there is no questioning Pharoh’s ability as a weapon in the return game, it has yet to be seen if he can really develop into an option at the wide receiver position. He will most likely be the 5th option in the depth chart assuming the Rams are healthy at the position going into the season.

Josh Reynolds (2nd year out of Texas A&M, 4th round 117th overall by the Rams.)

Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2021

Reynolds didn’t have the greatest rookie year, only posting 11 catches for 104 yards. But with Austin’s struggles last year, Reynolds will have a shot this year to really challenge for that #3 Receiver spot. If he can pull it off I think he’s a better option on the outside for the Rams than Tavon.

Mike Thomas (3rd year out of Southern Mississippi, 6th round 206th overall by the Rams.)

Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2020

Before the start of the 2017 season Thomas had been receiving praise from Sean Mcvay as a player that was really improving in their offseason program. But then he was hit with a 4 game-suspension to start the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Thomas never really saw the field unless it involved special teams or garbage time duty this year. The Rams must have seen something in him to not release him after his suspension, so we will have to wait and see what this season holds for the third-year player.

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For better or worse, sports have played a major role in shaping my life. In middle school my mom let me take a sick day after the Eagles lost the Super bowl since I was so emotionally devastated. The guy who’s in the pew streaming the red river rivalry game on his phone while the bride is walking down the aisle? That’s me. Not my fault they planned a wedding during the biggest game of the year. If you’re one of those people that thinks sports aren’t that important, I am open minded, so I respect your opinion. I just want to also let you know that you’re wrong and I hate you.
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