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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: TE Keenen Brown switching it up

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The former Oklahoma State wideout turned fullback turned Texas State tight end comes to the NFL looking for a new turn.

Former Oklahoma State Cowboys WR Keenen Brown breaks away from Texas Tech Red Raiders S Jah’Shawn Johnson, Sep. 30, 2017.
Former Oklahoma State Cowboys WR Keenen Brown breaks away from Texas Tech Red Raiders S Jah’Shawn Johnson, Sep. 30, 2017.
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Keenan Brown arrived to Oklahoma State as a 205-pound wide receiver. He joined the Los Angeles Rams out of Texas State as a 250-pound tight end.

Times change.

Unable to crack the wide receiver lineup at OSU, Brown switched to a fullback “Cowboy” role after his redshirt sophomore season. A move to TSU though helped him break out in a new way at tight end with more than 50 receptions and five receiving touchdowns along with two rushing touchdowns as their bulldozer back.

Clearly, there’s a baseline athleticism to work off of.

Will that be enough?

Roster Battle

I suppose it depends on what position he’s looking at, but I’m not sure he has one on offense. If we’re taking him on as a tight end, he’d be fighting for a TE3 spot against Johnny Mundt and Kendall Blanton.

I think at this point though, it’s more honest to look at him as fighting for a special teams spot.

Expectations

No, but given his frame he’s going to be impossible to ignore once we get to training camp.

Chances of making the final roster (1.5/10)

It’s a thin shot, but it’s a shot. If the coaching staff finds his offensive potential intriguing, that might be enough to get him to the practice squad. His only shot at the 53-man though is going to be on teams.