Gerald Everett brings new dimension to the Rams offense

Everett forced 9 more missed tackles than any other tight end in college football last year.

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Gerald Everett brings new dimension to the Rams offense


  • The Rams used their first pick in the 2017 NFL draft on South Alabama TE Gerald Everett, who had no problem creating yards after the catch.
  • Everett was ranked second in yards after the catch over the past two seasons while still ranking 19th in 2014 on only 17 receptions.
  • In 2016, there were five tight ends to have more receptions than Everett and he still forced 17 more missed tackles than the next closest three. The Rams’ receivers and tight ends combined for 26 missed tackles in 2016.
  • Of the 1,593 receptions yards Everett had in three seasons at South Alabama, 63.5 percent of those have come after the catch.

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  • crosseyedlemon

    Normally I’d be critical of using a first pick on a TE but this is part of the Rams plan to advance the development of Goff by getting him some weapons and in that context it makes good sense.