On Wednesday night, the Rams met with Oregon State tight end Noah Togiai prior to his pro day on Thursday afternoon, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Draft sleeper alert: Oregon State tight end (and former basketball player) Noah Togiai posted a 4.69 40, 9'9" broad jump, 33.5 vertical, 4.30 short shuttle and 7.19 3-cone at pro day. He met with the #Rams the night before. pic.twitter.com/KRK09PtvR7— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2020
Togiai (pronounced Tong-EE-eye) has been with the Oregon State program a bit longer than most players, having played snaps and scoring a touchdown in five-straight seasons. The 6’4 246-pound pass catcher is only the second player in school history who can say that, joining former wide receiver James Rodgers, brother of NFL running back Jacquizz Rodgers.
Togiai is coming off his senior season where he posted a career-high 44 catches for 406 yards and three scores. His highest yardage total came in 2017 when he caught 34 passes for 461 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
A foot injury hampered him from the team’s 2019 spring practices up until the regular season and it only added to his reputation as an oft-injured player. Prior to the ‘19 season, where he played in 12 games for the Beavers, Togiai never surpassed nine games in any given season.
As of now, I think Togiai is likely a priority free agent for a team looking to add a potential “move” tight end to their offense. With Gerald Everett a potential free agent following the 2020 season, the Rams seem to be doing their homework on tight ends who could come in and provide depth being Tyler Higbee.