In a PFF ranking of all 32 NFL receiving corps, the Los Angeles Rams pass catchers placed ninth. Above the Rams at the seven spot are the Denver Broncos with Courtland Sutton who played only 31 snaps last year and Jerry Jeudy who dropped 12 of his catchable 64 targets. The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers were not in the top ten.
Steve Palazzolo at PFF said this about the Rams top two receivers:
Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp lead this receiving corps as two of the best route-runners in the league. Woods has been open on 62.1% of his targets against single coverage over the last three years, 11th-best in the NFL, and he’s only dropped 34 of his 596 catchable passes in his career. Kupp has been open on 59.5% of his single-coverage targets, 21st in the league since 2018, and he’s posted a receiving grade of 76.0 or better in each of his four years.
Equipped with a top tier receiving corps and talent spread across the roster, Sean McVay and the Matthew Stafford led offense should be prepared to handle the adversity of losing injured running back Cam Akers.
Now for today’s links:
3 reasons why Matthew Stafford can go without a strong rushing attack (RamblinFan)
Rams running back Cam Akers sustains torn Achilles (Rams.com)
Rams don’t plan to sign free-agent RB at this time (RamsWire)
Rams waive WR/PR Nsimba Webster (RamsWire)
Cam Akers in greats spirits, will be ‘back better than ever in no time’ (RamsWire)
LA Rams: Could TE Jacob Harris be offense’s secret weapon? (RamblinFan)
Ranking all 32 NFL receiving corps ahead of the 2021 season (PFF)
Ranking all 32 NFL running back units ahead of the 2021 season (PFF)
NFL players react to Bucks defeating Suns in NBA Finals (NFL.com)
Aaron Rodgers declined Green Bay Packers’ extension offer that would have made him highest-paid QB (ESPN)
New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp battling life-threatening injuries from bicycle accident (ESPN)
49ers safety Tony Jefferson eager to prove himself once again after long layoff (NFL.com)