McVay plans to use TE more heavily with Rams

The new Rams head coach used his tight ends heavily with Washington, and reportedly will bring that plan with him to Los Angeles.

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McVay plans to use TE more heavily with Rams


  • The Los Angeles Rams have looked further and further away from the tight end position in the passing game over the past three years, but NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reports new head coach Sean McVay plans to bring his tight end-friendly game plan to the team.
  • The Redskins threw to the TE over 130 times every year that McVay was the OC (2014-2016). The Rams have yet to reach that number since the PFF era began in 2006 but did come close with 129 targets in 2014.
  • Washington TE Jordan Reed has averaged the second-highest percentage among tight ends when lined up in the slot (23.7) in the league over the past three seasons, behind only Tennessee’s Delanie Walker.
  • The Rams second-round pick, Gerald Everett out of South Alabama, was ranked fourth in slot receptions (29) and ranked third in slot yards (418) out of 48 tight ends in the draft class.
  • Starting Rams’ TE last season Lance Kendricks had the lowest yards per route run from the slot in the NFL with 0.71 out of 32 tight ends.

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  • Andre Taylor

    After drafting a Jordan Reed clone in TE Gerald Everett, the Rams also have last years draft picks TE’s Temarrick Hemingway and Tyler Higbee. With McVay saying he plans on using multiple TE’s in his offense, along with veteran WR’s Robert Woods and Tavon Austin. With rookie WR’s Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, and RB Todd Gurley running the ball. McVay seems to have a clear plan how to unlock Goff potential and should have a fairly productive offense.