It is unfair to Tutu Atwell to compare him to any other receiver on the Rams other than DeSean Jackson. And in this case, he is the perfect comparison. But just because LA has made recent investments in Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Jackson, it is archaic to say that just because they all play “wide receiver” that they all play the same position.
To say that Tutu Atwell and Jackson are the same as Kupp and Woods is to say that Andrew Whitworth is the same as Brian Allen. Not in talent, and not in position. They are both offensive linemen, but they are not both tackles and they are not both centers.
Atwell is a receiver but clearly he is unlike any other receiver in the NFL, let alone his own new team.
At 5’8, 150-change lbs, and a 4.32 40-yard dash, obviously Atwell is unlike the 6’2 Kupp. He won’t be asked to run the same plays at the same position as Kupp or even Jefferson. He is Tutu Atwell and after getting lightly recruited coming out of high school because at the time he was a dual-threat state champion quarterback, Atwell produced more receiving yards from the slot than any other college player over the last three seasons.
Now he is a member of the Rams and whether it was at pick 57 or pick 250, he’s an exciting player to add to McVay’s offense next season.
I go into that and a little bit more on an instant Pod-TST reaction show: