On Sunday, the NFL began unveiling the first 30 players voted to their annual Top 100 list. For those of you who don’t know, the list is voted on only by the players, which means no coaches, executives or media personalities are surveyed. There were 970 total ballots accepted, so you know the opinions aren’t just those of a few biased players.
Getting the recognition he deserves.@CooperKupp makes his debut on the #NFLTop100!— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 27, 2020
Kupp enjoyed a resurgence in 2019 after his 2018 season was cut short due to an unfortunate ACL injury in November of that year. He finished last season with 94 catches for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. Each of those totals were high marks on the team and the best of Kupp’s young career.
Most receiving TDs on third down in 2019:— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) July 26, 2020
Cooper Kupp - 7
Nobody else had more than 4 pic.twitter.com/VtRplhjQpW
Kupp has become one of the league’s premiere slot receivers while also consistently coming through in the clutch for Jared Goff and the Rams offense. He was insanely productive on third downs, leading the NFL in touchdowns scored on that down with seven.
With Brandin Cooks now on the Teaxans, Kupp only has the share the spotlight with Robert Woods and 2019 showed there will likely be plenty of targets to go around between the two, even with tight Tyler Higbee carving out a niche for himself late last year.
Cooper Kupp led all players with 853 yards from the slot in 2019 pic.twitter.com/MvLkcWsfLD— PFF (@PFF) February 11, 2020
Now for today’s links.
WR Cooper Kupp lands at No. 89 on the NFL’s Top 100 list (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva reports on the rearranged locker room and what it could do for the Rams (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter lists eight players on Rams who are on the roster bubble (Ramblin’ Fan)
53-man roster prediction for the Rams (The Athletic)
Kristopher Knox lists the best UDFA for each NFL team (Bleacher Report)
What are the most pivotal position battles in this year’s training camps? (Bleacher Report)
Bill Barnwell ranks the NFL’s biggest outlier contracts (ESPN)
Who won the Jamal Adams trade, Seattle or New York? (ESPN)
Pete Prisco discusses the biggest question mark for each NFL team (CBS Sports)
Mike Florio reports on the suspension of players workouts for now in the NFL (Pro Football Talk)