Despite the scoreboard, this week's game marks a turning point for St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Greg Salas. Hopefully. The Rams' fourth-round pick this season made his first NFL start this week, taking over in the slot for Danny Amendola. His eight catches this week were enough to earn him a nomination for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week.
Salas had a rough start to his NFL career this season. His dropped passes earned him some notoriety among fans who wondered whether or not another Rams struck out again on another mid-round wide receiver prospect. He sat out weeks 3 and 4, before he started back to work with the offense during the bye week practices.
He had a strong game working out of the slot this week. He caught eight of ten passes thrown his way for a total of 77 yards. Hopefully for the Rams, it signals the beginning of what they envisioned for Salas when drafting him in the fourth-round, a pick most pundits thought was a steal. If he can build on this performance, the Rams offense can really use him in a unit that now features Brandon Lloyd.
Salas and Andy Dalton are the only rookies offensive players on this week's ballot. Three rookie defensive linemen really stood out this week. Go vote for Salas.