Robert Woods: We’re just loaded at the receiver position

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The Rams’ offseason has largely centered around acquiring quarterback Matthew Stafford. But part of why Los Angeles has realistic aspirations for a deep playoff run is its strong receiving corps.

Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp lead the group. Both are entering their fifth seasons with the Rams, as Woods signed as a free agent in 2017 and Kupp was a third-round pick that year.

While the Rams lacked a proverbial deep threat last year, the club signed DeSean Jackson in free agency in March.

How Will Jackson affect Woods’ role?

“I don’t think it affects me,” Woods said Tuesday, via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. “I think it affects the defenses this year. We’re going to be coming at them with a lot of speed, a lot of weapons. We’re just loaded at the receiver position.”

Los Angeles has also drafted Van Jefferson and Tutu Atwell in the second round in each of the last two years. If Stafford plays as well as expected, Woods and Kupp could be joined by another wideout or tight end Tyler Higbee in eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving in 2021.

8 responses to “Robert Woods: We’re just loaded at the receiver position

  1. Our offense looks solid. There are questions about our OL, but I feel confident they’ll be fine.

    The Les Snead philosophy seems to be to draft players lower round players a year or two ahead of when they’re needed as starters. That gives them time to learn the position. A player who has earned a big payday is free to leave for greener pastures because we’ve been grooming their replacement.

    Losing Michael Brockers was a disappointment, but he earned the right to a bigger payday than we could offer him.

  2. Sorry, Cooper Kupp, Desean Jackson and Van Jefferson do not scare anyone.

  3. ramswillwin says:
    May 25, 2021 at 5:02 pm
    Rams will be number 1 in offense, and number 1 in defense.

    Bank it!

    And then lose in the playoffs

    Bank it

  4. Both Woods and Kupp were in the top ten last year in yards after catch and that was because the QB wasn’t very good at throwing downfield. So they had to gain much of their yards on their own. Now they have a QB who is very good at throwing the ball downfield. Barring injury both of them could have career years this year.

  5. He’s not wrong.

    Stafford’s not going to know what to do with actual weapons.

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