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Will the Rams draft another Tight End?


The best tight end in the draft is Kyle Pitts from Florida. If you didn't see any Florida games this year, you missed seeing a great, great athlete. He'll be a #1 pick, and deservedly so. He has it all... great hands, size, speed, blocking ability, route running...he's the whole package.
But there are a few very good TEs who should be there in rds 5, 6, and 7 when the Rams will have a shot at getting one if they desire.
In a TE, I like to have a lot of height. I like TE to be a mismatch position, because there aren't a lot of 6'5" defenders in the LB and secondary who can cover these guys. If you can get one who also has some speed that's another huge benefit. But even if a 4.7 runner gets behind a 4.5 runner, he'll still get a 10 or 20 yds gain before he gets caught from behind.
My favorite TEs this year...for the late rounds...are:
Matt Bushman BYU 6'5" 245 4.72 40 Seems to always get open and has excellent hands and is a willing blocker. Zach Wilson's favorite target....called him Old Reliable.

Kenny Yeboah Ole Miss 6'5" 250 4.67 40 One of Ole Miss' playmakers. Same description as Bushman....very soft hands and great at seam routes.

Cary Angeline N.C. St 6'7" 255 4.75 40 Again, seemed to catch everything thrown his way, and a mismatch nightmare, especially in the red zone. Not as good a blocker as someone his size should be, but he's worth a flier. With the Rams red zone problems last year, the simplest way to address it might just be get somebody who's a lot taller than everybody else who can also catch. That's Angeline.