The main news early this week, however, is headlined by the debut of the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 Draft Jared Goff against the Miami Dolphins in Week 11.
So, without further ado, lets get into the weekly rookie reports.
QB Jared Goff
Week 10’s game against the New York Jets marked the ninth game rookie quarterback and No. 1 overall 2016 NFL Draft pick Jared Goff has sat on the pine pony. That streak will remain at nine games.
Oh... it’s gonna be lit y’all.
WR Pharoh Cooper
Rookie receiver Pharoh Cooper added on his second catch of the season against the Panthers. His reception went for six yards, giving Pharoh a season stat line of two catches for a total of nine yards.
Cooper’s playing time might expand, however. With Goff’s insertion into the starting lineup, many of the team’s “weapons“ can see an increased role.
TE Tyler Higbee
Higbee is entrenched in the Rams offense. He, however, has been used as a blocker on a much more consistent basis than as a pass catcher.
This does not mesh well with Higbee’s skill set.
TE Temarrick Hemingway
Special teams playa, playa.
LB Josh Forrest
Josh, the Rams sixth round selection this year and de facto third linebacker (when necessary), had two tackles against the Panthers.
Forrest is also a strong presence on special teams, along with his part time defensive.
WR Mike Thomas
Thomas might be the only receiver on the Rams squad that will not see a boost in playing time now with Goff under center.
Mike does see the field on offense but he is rarely targeted. Mainly, Thomas pays his dues on special teams
LB Cory Littleton
The 2016 undrafted rookie linebacker out of the University of Washington continues to be a special teams stalwart and has seen small spot appearances on defense.
Littleton added on one tackle in Sunday’s contest against Carolina.