Van Jefferson tries to be an all-around WR, not just a deep threat

Bringing in a deep hazard was a huge top priority for the Rams last offseason. They signed DeSean Jackson as a totally free representative, and early on, it appeared like that would be a dream fit with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. They likewise prepared Tutu Atwell in the 2nd round, however he never ever got off the ground as a novice.

Van Jefferson, who’s stealthily quickly, ended up ending up being the Rams’ big-play hazard on the exterior. He led the group with approximately 16 lawns per catch, taking 50 passes for 802 lawns on the year.

The Rams traded away Robert Woods and generated Allen Robinson this offseason, however it still might be Jefferson who runs as the deep hazard. He’s fine with whatever function the Rams desire him to play, however preferably, he wishes to be a well-rounded receiver.

“I just try to be an all-around player,” he stated today. “Whatever role that they want me to play, that’s the role I’m gonna do. Whatever I can do to help the team win. Last year was just a role that I was suited with and I tried to do it to the best of my ability and it worked out. This year, I’m just going to whatever role they want me to play and execute that to the best of my ability, so that’s kind of my mindset on that.”

Robinson is a big-body receiver efficient in making objected to catches in traffic, so he’ll assist extend the field vertically along with Jefferson. Cooper Kupp, naturally, likewise captured a lot of give the field, consisting of the game-saving grab versus the Buccaneers in the playoffs.

So while the Rams might not have a real speedster – unless Atwell breaks out – they have a cast of receivers who can all make an effect at every level of the field.

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