The Los Angeles Rams had high hopes for Jacob Harris after selecting him in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he unfortunately didn’t get much of an opportunity to display his talent after suffering an ACL and MCL injury during his rookie season.
The start of training camp this year was more of the same for Harris, who missed some time due to a minor groin strain. However, the 25-year-old has since recovered and made his preseason debut against the Houston Texans last week.
Harris immediately impressed as he caught John Wolford’s first pass attempt for eight yards. He finished the game with four receptions and 24 yards.
After a frustrating start to the 2022 season, Harris is thrilled to be back on the field and playing in NFL games again, per Stu Jackson of TheRams.com:
“Training Camp was not exactly what I expected,” Harris said after the Rams’ 24-20 loss to the Texans in Week 2. “I ended up dealing with a little bit of soft tissue stuff after the first week, but overall, just being back out there with my knee, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was good to knock off some of that rust, get the pads back on, and just start running routes and just playing football again.”
While Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson and Van Jefferson will be Matthew Stafford’s primary targets this season, Harris figures to have a real shot at cracking the regular rotation.
He will look to close out the preseason with a strong performance against the Cincinnati Bengals, and potentially jump the likes of Ben Showronek, Tutu Atwell and Brandon Powell on the depth chart before Rams’ regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills.