The Los Angeles Rams spent much of the offseason making splash moves to help build off their success from last season. The front office has spent much of that attention bringing in more talent to help solidify their play in the secondary.
Los Angeles added several proven All-Pro cornerbacks to the fray in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib along with Sam Shields and brought back Nickell Robey-Coleman. In the eyes of veteran wide receiver Robert Woods, he believes these acquisitions will help uplift the play of the wideouts on the roster by being able to practice against them daily, according to Kristen Lago of TheRams.com:
“For us, we get to go against those guys every day,” he said. “We’re going to improve in our receiver room going against that kind of talent, going against guys who go after the ball and play throughout the whistle, play until the whistle is done.”
The Rams’ receiving group with having the challenge each practice to go up against this daunting secondary in practice that should help them better perform against other formidable units in the league. Los Angeles has added a couple of the best cornerbacks in the NFL with Peters and Talib that have strived in man-to-man coverage situations throughout their careers.
The team has a few budding players at the wide receiver position such as Woods and Cooper Kupp while bringing aboard a proven commodity in Brandin Cooks. All of this should see some intense competition on both sides between both units of the team.
Los Angeles has a lot of stock in both groups playing huge factors this upcoming season to helping continue the team’s stride in the right direction toward competing for more than just a playoff appearance. The pieces could potentially be in place for the Rams to just do that if the new additions can gel into the fold and be major factors on the field.