Rams second-year receivers battling for roster spot
By Mike Cahill • Los Angeles Rams • Pharoh Cooper • Michael Thomas • Paul McRoberts • Nelson Spruce • May 26, 2017
- The Los Angeles Rams have spent two draft picks in each of the past two NFL drafts on wide receivers.
- Of their draft picks and undrafted college free agents they have signed from the 2016 NFL draft class, in 2014, WR Pharoh Cooper finished second in the nation in catch rate on passes that traveled 20 or more yards past the line of scrimmage at 64.0 percent. He caught 16-of-17 catchable passes on 25 targets.
- In 2015, WR Nelson Spruce had a drop rate of 4.3, which ranked 14th in the nation among 97 receivers.
- In 2015, WR Mike Thomas had the fourth highest catch rate on 20 or more yard passes, by catching 14-of-16 catchable passes for a 46.7 percent rate.