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Los Angeles Rams rookie report: week 14’s Sunday night show out

A strong showing from the rookies up front powered an early LA offense

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The Los Angeles Rams came intio Sunday Night with pllenty on the line. Sean McVay’s squad proved up for the task as LA went up early against Seattle Seahawks, and eventually emerging victorios, 28-12.

The Rams were damn near picturesque in the first half. Goff tossed for two scores, had multiple receivers heavily involved. Then the second half reared its head, and Goff tossed two costly interceptions with one going for a defensive touchdown.

But the squad remained resilient and held strong.

Like in Week 13, where multiple first-year players earned above average marks, Week 14 brought forth another great effort from the 2019 draft class. So, let’s not waste anymore time and get straight into this week’s grades:

Rookie Grades

S Taylor Rapp

You can preety much shoe-in Taylor as the Rams’ rookie of the year. We just have to wait for the season’s end to announce it.

Rapp was his usual self on Sunday night. The rookie dynamo tacked on six total tackles.

Grade: B

RB Darrell Henderson Jr.

With every day return man JoJo Natson out on IR with an injured hammy, DH Jr. added a new task onto his job description: kick returner. He took out two kickoffs for 35 yards. his longest return went for 20.

Grade: C+

CB David Long Jr.

Long was a game day inactive on Sunday Night.

Grade: N/A

OL Bobby Evans

OG Bobby Evans started yet again at right tackle for the injured Rob Havenstein. You can check this outing as the next consecutive positive showing for the former Oklahoma Sooner.

Grade: B

DL Greg Gaines

Double G was in as part of the defensive line rotation, logging in 15 snaps. Gaines registered in one tackle.

Garde: C+

OL David Edwards

David started at right guard. It is safe to say the rookie is entrenched at the position now. The line has done exceptionally well with him in the lineup..

Grade: B

S Nick Scott

Scott did his thug-thizzle on Sunday night. He is the ST’s warrior — logging in 18 snaps (72-percent).

Grade: C

LB Troy Reeder

Troy’s value has diminished some in terms of the defense (only 12 defensive snaps), but he has added special teams to his repertoire (19 snaps).

Grade: C+

OLB Natrez Patrick

“Trez was a numbers casualty this week.

Grade: N/A

WR Nsimba Webster

Like fellow rookie Darrell Henderson, Nsimba found himself with a new responsibility — punt return duties. Webster, however, was not very successful in his efforts. He fielded two punts for a total of negative one yard. No bueno, young Nsimba!

Grade: D