The preseason continues for the Los Angeles Rams as they prepare to face the Oakland Raiders this Saturday in Oakland. One game closer to the start of the regular season brings one less game for fringe players to impress while also the next chance for veterans to fine tune some skills against unfamiliar faces.
Here are five Rams players to keep an eye out for:
WR Sammy Watkins
I think everyone is excited to see the Rams' newest weapon on the field in game action. QB Jared Goff's newest and best receiver is still learning the playbook, but preseason schemes are always vanilla. This will be a great chance to get a look at the speed and physicality he can bring to the Rams' offense.
CB Mike Jordan
Jordan opened eyes in week 1 vs the Dallas Cowboys when he displayed strong coverage skills. With the departure of CB E.J. Gaines, there's a depth CB for the taking on defense. Following a strong first outing, Jordan can grab hold of that depth spot with another active game this week.
OG Jamon Brown
Brown isn’t on this list because of good performance. Brown struggled early against Dallas and is losing the confidence of the coaches by the day it seems. After starting the season at RT, he’s back at his old position of RG but has left the door open for HC Sean McVay to look at all of his options. If players like Cody Wichmann and Jake Eldrenkamp can build off of decent week one performances, Brown might not be afforded more time to struggle as a starter.
RB Aaron Green
Many fans will look to see if RB Justin Davis is the real deal this week and they should. But with RB Lance Dunbar still unable to get on the field, there is a role to be had on the Rams offense for a receiving back. Greene could be just the player the Rams are looking for in Dunbar. After a quiet first week in preseason, now is the time for Greene to start to make a move.
WR Josh Reynolds
The Rams’ fourth-round rookie has yet to get much action in training camp and preseason due to quad injury but Reynolds is finally healthy. By many accounts, Reynolds owned the week in practice making a number of impressive catches. Reynolds figures to get plenty of game time this week and finally show off the big play ability he was drafted for. If he can quickly find his groove, the Rams will have added two big play threats in the span of a week.