The St. Louis Rams added another receiver late last week, adding McNeese State wide receiver Diontae Spencer to the 90-man roster.
Spencer isn't a name you probably heard of until now. McNeese State is a small FCS school in Lake Charles, La., the kind of place where it can be hard for a player to catch his share of attention. But Spencer put himself on the radar with an outstanding pro day workout in April. He burned up the track with recorded 40 times as low as 4.27 seconds. That would have been the second fastest time at the Combine, but Spencer didn't get an invite to the underwear Olympics in Indianapolis this year.
The 5'9, 161-pound receiver also had a 40-inch vertical, which is really impressive (Tavon Austin had a 32-inch vertical at the Combine last year).
Chicago signed Spencer as an undrafted rookie free agent the day after the draft. They released him less than a week later. The Giants and Jaguars also showed some interest in Spencer prior to the Draft.
Spencer's speed served him well on special teams during his college playing days. He shattered records in a 69-38 win over Stephen F. Austin last November with 365 all purpose yards. He returned two kick offs and a punt return for touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 152 yards in that outing.
The Rams' return game got better with Tavon Austin returning punts. Throwing a dynamic kick returner into the mix could really beef things up for the Rams. Spencer is a long shot to make the team, but he already looks like one of the more exciting players to watch in camp this year.