In a recent piece done by Josh Edwards, an NFL writer at CBS Sports, he listed 22 players that he believes are set to have a breakout sophomore season. Among the players, where a handful were designated for each position on the field, was Taylor Rapp. The versatile safety was joined by the Chiefs’ Juan Thornill and the Raiders’ Johnathan Abram as the three players named to the group on the back end.
Here’s the little bit that Edwards had to say about Rapp:
“Rapp had the benefit of learning from Eric Weddle for a season. The former is an instinctive player that should capitalize on his chance in 2020. He recorded two interceptions in 15 games last season.”
On top of those two interceptions, in which one was also returned for a touchdown, Rapp finished with 100 total tackles, three tackles-for-loss, eight pass breakups, and one fumble recovery in 15 games with 10 starts.
The former two-time First-Team All-Pac 12 selection was a heck of a steal at #61-overall in the 2019 draft . At this moment, he looks to be the long-term starter for the Rams at that position and is truly one of the most exciting young players on this team.
Now for some links.
Aaron Donald wasn’t happy about Skip Bayless saying he “wasn’t that valuable” (The Rams Wire)
Stu Jackson takes an early look at the running back position of the Rams (TheRams.com)
Gary Klein wrote about previous Rams seasons where things were also not terribly normal (L.A. Times)
Cameron DaSilva talks Rams edge rushers and how that group will look in 2020 (The Rams Wire)
Jason La Canfora discusses how Drew Brees missed the mark with his initial apology (CBS Sports)
Josh Edwards names his 22 players primed for a leap in play from year one to year two (CBS Sports)
Matt Ryan is donating $500,000 in support of Atlanta’s black community (Bleacher Report)
Adrian Peterson plans to take a knee this season during the national anthem (Pro Football Talk)