Robert Woods reiterates his plan to be Rams’ No. 1 receiver

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The new-look Rams need a game-changing receiver. Free-agent arrival Robert Woods recently reiterated his belief that he can be that guy.

After saying in March, “I feel like I definitely am a No. 1,” Woods explained this week that “I always come in attacked the season trying to be the No. 1 receiver,” via Gary Klein of the L.A. Times.

The former Bills (and USC) receiver became the Rams’ top priority in free agency after Pierre Garςon picked the 49ers. Now, Woods has a chance to make a major impact in the stadium where he played college football, given the departures of Kenny Britt and Brian Quick.

Woods will likely be one of the top options on a depth chart that includes Tavon Austin, Pharoh Cooper, Mike Thomas, Cooper Kupp, and Josh Reynolds.

Woods has been clicking with quarterback Jared Goff, working out together on their own and developing chemistry during OTAs.

In four seasons with the Bills, Woods caught a total of 203 passes for 2,451 yards and 12 touchdowns. His best performance came in 2014, with 65 catches for 699 yards and five scores.

15 responses to “Robert Woods reiterates his plan to be Rams’ No. 1 receiver

  1. He’s a fantastic slot receiver. Probably best in the league. But he doesn’t enough speed for separation to be considered a true number one. But if you give him number 1 targets in the slot he will be very successful.

  2. Sorry Robert, but you are not a #1 WR. You are a competent 2/3 that got paid as a #1. Not hating Rob, all players play for the payday, but don’t kid yourself. #1 WRs have defenses game plan against them. Teams are not saying, “We’ve got to stop Woods from getting his 3 rec. and 42 yds”.

  3. Woods can be an excellent possession receiver if he stays healthy. His production in Buffalo was limited by injuries and the QB. He doesn’t seem to be the type of receiver that can out muscle defenders for the ball or stretch the field on a weekly basis to make defenses game plan against him but he can get open in the short to medium range and be highly productive as long as the QB throws him the ball and he stays healthy. He has great hands and run after the catch ability. The guy is better than people think he is. There were games where he was consistently open but the QB wouldn’t throw him the ball, choosing to run or throw to covered receivers. I think he can be highly productive with the Rams if he stays healthy.

  4. Good luck Robert. You got a pay day but welcome to the Rams, aka the dumpster dive of the NFL.. Rookie coach, less than stellar QB in Goof, poor offensive line, and owner Silent Stan Kroenke who could care less about the product on the field.

  5. Mckvay is going to spread the wealth in the passing game. He loves TE’s so Everett and Higbee should be heavily involved. My dark horse is Cooper Kupp. Excellent hands out of the slot, sort of a Julian Edelman clone.

  6. I loved what Woods did when Sammy went down. He’s not the prototypical #1 guy, but he’s a guy that is reliable enough to take on the role. Good hands, good route runner and a great run blocker. He won’t put up #1 numbers, but he’s a very good option. His game against Seattle last season showed what kind of WR he could be.

  7. I always liked Robert Woods, but he’s an average #2 WR. If he’s your #1, I hope you run the ball often and successfully.

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