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Rams undrafted TE’s are the ones to watch this offseason...

May 13, 2019 02:50PM
Rams' undrafted tight ends are the ones to watch this offseason

Cameron DaSilva

[theramswire.usatoday.com]

Making an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent is never easy, especially on a team that just reached the Super Bowl and is returning most of its starters. That’s the uphill battle the Rams’ undrafted rookies face, yet at least one such player has made the team every year since 2015.

If the Rams are to continue that streak this year, it might be with a tight end.

They signed a handful of players at the position following the draft, two of which stand out as guys who could make the 53-man roster. Keenen Brown from Texas State and Romello Brooker out of Houston could make a strong impression this offseason and earn a spot on the final roster.

Pro Football Focus listed the top five tight ends in combined first downs and touchdowns in non-Power 5 conferences – or Group of Five, as they’re often called. Two Rams undrafted free agents, Brown and Brooker, were in the top five.

@PFF
No Group of 5 TE had more receiving conversions than new Jaguars TE Josh Oliver did in 2018


11:47 AM - May 13, 2019

Brown is an athletic tight end with requisite speed for the position, running a 4.75 40-yard dash at the combine. He’s also big enough at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds with 34.5-inch arms. He needs work as a blocker, but Brown is dangerous after the catch.

As for Booker, he flew further under the radar. He wasn’t invited to the combine and in college, he caught just 42 passes for 464 yards – 409 yards of which came in 2018 alone. He’s a bigger tight end at 6-5, 253 pounds, and so his movement skills aren’t quite on par with Brown. He still ran a respectable 4.82 40-yard dash at his pro day, showing he’s fast enough to be a receiving threat in the NFL.

Brooker is the better blocker of the two, and with Gerald Everett potentially becoming the primary tight end, the Rams might be looking for blocking tight ends instead of pass-catching ones.

In order for either Brown or Brooker to make the team, they’ll need to bump Johnny Mundt from the roster first. It’s hard to imagine the Rams keeping four tight ends, so beating out Mundt is step one.

Keep an eye on both undrafted rookies this offseason as they look to impress the coaches during OTAs, minicamp and eventually training camp. The Rams are clearly looking to add tight end talent, which bodes well for their chances.
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  Rams undrafted TE’s are the ones to watch this offseason...

Rams43388May 13, 2019 02:50PM

  Re: Rams undrafted TE’s are the ones to watch this offseason...

PARAM82May 14, 2019 02:28AM

  Mundt and UDFA TEs

LMU93100May 14, 2019 03:07AM

  if any of these UDFA TEs show out this summer...Higbee's a goner

SunTzu_vs_Camus70May 14, 2019 09:11AM

  I believe they were trying to trade him

ferragamo7958May 14, 2019 09:29AM

  Re: What are you looking for in TE3?

leafnose27May 15, 2019 07:58AM

  I like Mundt

Old Goat17May 16, 2019 03:41PM

  Our 3rd TE is a weakness

David Deacon64May 14, 2019 11:47AM

  not to quibble but...

LMU9367May 14, 2019 11:50AM

  Re: Our 3rd TE is a weakness

idaram49May 14, 2019 01:27PM

  Re: Rams undrafted TE’s......McVay likes his TE's!.

oldschoolramfan60May 15, 2019 05:43AM

  oldschool...I'm gonna give you...

jemach44May 15, 2019 09:15AM

  Re: oldschool...I'm gonna give you...

oldschoolramfan37May 15, 2019 10:09AM

  Re: Higbee does what he does best.......

oldschoolramfan26May 16, 2019 10:03AM