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Random Ramsdom: Will the LA Rams regret passing on WR Terrace Marshall Jr.?

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In the 2021 draft the Los Angeles Rams selected WR Tutu Atwell with the 57th overall pick.

Cameron DaSilva from Rams Wire wrote:

Atwell is undersized for the position, weighing in at only 5-foot-9 and 155 pounds. But he’s a speedster and a big-play weapon. He scored 21 total touchdowns in three seasons at Louisville, averaging 16.6 yards per reception for the Cardinals.

Wednesday, Atwell made his first appearance at training camp after coming off the reserve COVID-19 list.

Two picks after Atwell was taken by the Rams, the Carolina Panthers selected WR Terrace Marshall Jr. from LSU. Many projected Marshall to go ahead of Atwell but the Rams passed in favor or the Louisville product.

Wednesday, PFF posted 10 rookies to watch in the preseason. Three of them are WRs and Tutu is not one of them. Marshall is.

Per PFF:

Marshall provides a different kind of target for Sam Darnold who could be huge for the team, especially in the red zone. With a 6-foot-3, 200-plus pound body, Marshall has extensive experience in the slot in college, with almost exactly half of his 835 snaps in the pass game coming from an inside alignment. Working the middle of the field, Marshall was an exceptional red-zone target at LSU — 23 of his 106 career receptions went for TDs.

Without having to make any type of draft day trade, the Rams could’ve picked Marshall instead of Atwell. Should they have?

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

LA Rams Training Camp: Jake Funk and handling concern for RBs knees (RamblinFan)

Matthew Stafford thinks a QB will throw for 6,000 yards with new 17-game season (RamsWire)

From the Podium: Sean McVay and Raheem Morris react to Day 7 of Training Camp (Rams.com)

Tutu Atwell makes Rams training camp debut, full pads bring energy: 10 Observations from Day 7 (Rams.com)

NFL NEWS:

Agent’s Take: Which non-QB will become the NFL’s first $30 million player and when will it happen? (CBSsports)

NFL insider notes: Rookie Najee Harris will carry Steelers offense on his back if that’s what is needed (CBSsports)

10 rookies to watch in the 2021 NFL preseason (PFF)

Urban Meyer to use Winners and Losers drill to help determine Jacksonville Jaguars’ cuts (ESPN)