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On Monday, the Rams joined the rest of the NFL by commencing their virtual offseason program. Yesterday evening, McVay held a press conference over Zoom and took questions from member of the media for just under 15 minutes. Among the topics covered included the potential expanded role for wide receiver Josh Reynolds in the offense, the thought process behind the Van Jefferson selection, and if McVay believes he will incorporate more technology and virtual concepts into the structure of the team when things get back to “normal”

Regarding Reynolds, McVay believes he has the potential to be someone who can attack the “top shelf” of coverages and relayed that one of the receiver’s best traits coming out of Texas A&M was that he thrived as a vertical threat. As far as the Jefferson pick goes, McVay admitted that selecting a wide receiver at that point in the draft wasn’t in the plans at all. The situation essentially came down to a highly-graded player being available at a much later point than the Rams expected and they felt it was a huge bargain.

With the future incorporation of technology, McVay likes the idea of using them for smaller meetings where it’s much easier for groups to keep focus and how it’s much more convenient to connect with those who may be working remotely at the time.

Now to the links.

Rams News:

Stu Jackson highlights the reaction of LB Clay Johnston after becoming a Ram (TheRams.com)

Stu Jackson presents a collection of draft grades given to the Rams from around the media (TheRams.com)

The Rams began their virtual off-season program on Monday (TheRams.com)

Cameron DaSilva reports the waiving of OLB Jeff Holland (The Rams Wire)

The Oculus video board at SoFi Stadium looks nearly complete (The Rams Wire)

Brett Stuter reports Jared Goff and Rob Havenstein restructured their deals (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

The Houston Texans picked up the fifth-year option for QB Deshaun Watson (Bleacher Report)

Darin Gantt highlights the work being done by Chiefs’ OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in the battle against the coronavirus (Pro Football Talk)

Joseph Zucker details how the NFL season could look with a late start (Bleacher Report)