The Rams Have Released Their First Depth Chart Heading Into The Preseason
The Rams didn’t make any “surprise” decisions when making the depth chart. The main questions where “Who is the number 3 receiver?” and “What corner is starting across from Trumaine Johnson?”. Both of these questions were answered yesterday. Cooper Kupp has gotten the starting nod to be the Rams #3 receiver. Free Agent signing Kayvon Webster will be the starting corner. Both of these players were the favorite to win their position but as we know anything can happen in camp.
Kupp Starts At Receiver
Cooper Kupp became the favorite to start at receiver after news broke out about Micheal Thomas will face a 4-game suspension. It is common for a rookie to have struggles in camp. However, for Kupp this has not been the case. There are reports that Kupp is having the best camp of all the receivers. Rams fans know that the team has not had luck with rookie receivers out the gate. The name Brian Quick comes to mind. But who knows? If Kupp continues to have success he may move up the depth chart even more. Maybe #1 receiver? We will see.
Kayvon Webster Starts At Corner
The former Denver Bronco finds himself a starter with the Rams. This may not be a surprise for most fans. But I was hoping the E.J. Gains would win the battle. Gains played well before all of his injuries. He will be the 3rd corner on the Rams depth chart. However, Webster earned this job and will look to provide solid man coverage in Wade Philips 3-4 scheme.
As previously mentioned, there weren’t any “shockers”. However, the tight end battle was up in the air. The Rams spent their second round picking drafting tight end Gerald Everett out of South Alabama. His competition was second-year tight end Tyler Higbee. Higbee beat out Everett for the #1 tight end position. But expect these two to get plenty of playing time. Sean McVay likes his tight ends and he will use them as much as he can.
The only other question on the depth chart was who was going to fill in for Aaron Donald. Louis Trinca-Pasat takes his place. This may be concerning for fans because it shows that the Rams don’t expect Donald to play. This is a sign that they have not gotten anywhere in contract talks. The Rams may feel more pressure when they see how depleted their defensive line is after their first game. Overall, the team believes they have the best players starting. We will see how the Preseason alters the coaching staff’s opinions.
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