The Los Angeles Rams certainly have extensive plans for Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson in 2022, but what about the other wide receivers? With the Rams needing other wideouts to step up this season, Liam Coen spoke about the roles Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell could have this season.
Rams OC Liam Coen on WRs Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell:
Skowronek "is giving you a little bit of that Robert Woods vibe" in terms of competing with and without ball in his hands. Got better at tracking ball during camp.
Atwell can play a few different positions for team.
— Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) September 5, 2022
Van Jefferson underwent a knee procedure near the beginning of training camp and his status for Thursday’s season opener versus the Buffalo Bills is uncertain. So with the third-year wideout potentially missing time, or being limited to begin the season, the Rams will need more contributions from their other pass catchers.
Both Skowronek and Atwell will be entering their second seasons in the NFL after experiencing struggles as rookies in 2021. Skowronek struggled with drops while Atwell failed to log a single snap on offense due to a season-ending injury.
Asking Skowronek to fill the role that Robert Woods (who the Rams traded this offseason) had is a lot to ask from a young wide receiver. While the Notre Dame product isn’t the caliber of wide receiver that Woods is, he can be a solid contributor in the run game.
Meanwhile, Atwell could be involved in multiple facets of the game each week. With Kupp, Robinson, Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, Cam Akers, and Darrell Henderson Jr. getting touches, the second-year wide receiver out of Louisville could get special packages on offense and be a returner on special teams.
The reigning Super Bowl champions will boast one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2022 as long as they remain healthy. And if Skowronek and Atwell can make strides in their game, the Rams could very well have one of the deepest receiving corps in the league.