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Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey to Visit Los Angeles Rams

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Rams clearly view WR as a major need this off-season

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According to NBC Sports’ Josh Norris, DeAngelo Yancey will be visiting with the Los Angeles Rams for a pre-draft visit:

Yancey is a big bodied WR at 6’2’ and 205 lbs. He’s never really had elite college production, but after 4 years at Purdue, he’s got over 2,500+ yards and 20 receiving touchdowns. According to NFL.com, his draft profile states these as his strengths:

Good size with sturdy frame. Averaged 19.4 yards per touch his senior season. Has build up speed and can climb over top if his runway is long enough. Active hands on vertical routes to create late separation. Can extend frame to pluck the high throw. Can track throws over his shoulder and watch them all the way in. Works away from cornerbacks on comebacks and hitch throws to create a cleaner window for quarterback. Will get in the way and run interference as a blocker.

Upon review of the film, Yancey seems to be a good vertical WR who creates separation through good speed and long strides. He seamlessly catches passes without breaking stride and typically is a big play threat. Yancey is also only a 22-year old rookie.