Opponent Scouting Report: Rams Wide Receivers

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 19: Cooper Kupp
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 19: Cooper Kupp /

The Rams worked hard this offseason to turn this unit of receivers from one of the league’s worst to an intriguing group heading into 2017.

The Colts are heading into their Week 1 game against the Rams without two of their starting defensive backs. Clayton Geathers and Vontae Davis have both been ruled out for this game, which gives the Rams an advantage in this matchup.

The Rams needed to give second year quarterback Jared Goff some help at wide receiver, and they’ve done just that this offseason.

They began the offseason by signing Robert Woods in free agency. Woods has been a reliable number two wide receiver during his career, and he’ll be a sure-handed target for Goff in the passing game.

They followed that up by selecting small school prospects Cooper Kupp and tight end Gerald Everett in the NFL Draft, who have both showed some flashes during the preseason.

Finally, the Rams traded for Sammy Watkins near the end of the offseason. Watkins has the talent to be an elite receiver, but he’s struggled with injuries only playing in 21 games over the past two seasons.

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Woods, Watkins, and Kupp join Tavon Austin in the Rams’ receiving corps. It’s unclear how Austin will fit in with Los Angeles’ additions at the position, but he’s always a big-play threat if Sean McVay can find creative ways to get him the ball.

The Rams have totally overturned their offensive weaponry from last season’s offensive disaster, and they could give the Colts’ banged up secondary some troubles  this Sunday.