The Los Angeles Rams won their first game in a long time, against the Dallas Cowboys. This week the team will be facing the Chiefs in an attempt to win another game. With all of that being said, here at the five rookies that you should keep your eyes on this week.
QB Jared Goff
Goff's first preseason was pretty uneventful. He missed a key blitz that ended with him being pounded to the turf and the football hanging in the air where it was intercepted. He would finish the game throwing for less than 50 yards and no touchdowns. He looked good in some areas and bad in others, however with Goff getting time to play with the first team offense, maybe he can show a glimpse of what made the Rams comfortable enough to draft him.
RB Aaron Green
Most outsiders only know about Todd Gurley, but the Rams have other talented RBs on the roster. Benny Cunningham and Malcolm Brown are solid and although they aren't Gurley, they are good enough to lean on. Then you have Aaron Green, who looked well against the Cowboys and capped the game off with a receiving touchdown. Although Green probably won't make an impact for the Rams in his rookie season, he could carve out a role down the road, especially with Benny Cunningham being on a one year deal.
WR Duke Williams
Every season there are players that looked great in training camp and don't show up in games, there is a chance that Williams could fit that bill. The troubled receiver is talented and turned heads in camp, but until he makes plays on the field there's no way that the Rams keep him on the roster, especially with the logjam at the bottom of the receiving corp.
DE Ian Seau
Talk about surprises, Seau looked good when he was on the field. He sacked the Cowboys QB and seemed to be in the backfield more than a couple of times. Seau probably doesn't have the size to be a big time player, but he did showcase a good motor and and decent closing speed. Even if Seau doesn't make the Rams practice squad, he could find a way to play somewhere.
WR Mike Thomas
Many people including the website Pro Football Focus which ranked Thomas as a top 10 sleeper in the 2016 NFL Draft class. However thus far, Thomas has only flashed the ability to drop the ball, which happened during training camp and reflected during the Cowboys preseason game where he dropped two passes.
Even though Thomas showed some ability in college, if he wants to make the team he will need to make some big time catches, some splash plays, and consistency on special teams.