Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp (©M.Samek / SCOUT)

Rams' Sean McVay calls Cooper Kupp a 'polished route runner'

McVay has quickly come away encouraged by the potential that the Eastern Washington receiver possesses.

The Los Angeles Rams on Friday held the first day of their two-day camp for 50 listed players including 19 rookies for the program. 

Following the initial day of the camp, head coach Sean McVay came away quite impressed by the work that rookie wide receiver Cooper Kupp put forth on the practice field, according to Fox Sports

Kupp was selected with the 69th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He had a decorated four-year collegiate career at Eastern Washington finishing with 428 catches for 6,464 catches and 73 touchdowns, which are all NCAA Football Championship Subdivision records. This includes notching more than 100 receptions in each of his last three years while pulling in at least 16 touchdowns and seven 100-yard performances in every season. 

The 24-year-old has the prime opportunity in front of him to etch out a significant role in the offense in the passing game. Kupp may find his spot working inside in the slot where he experienced a huge amount of success at the collegiate level. However, he does also possess the size and route running ability necessary to work effectively on the outside. 

“For me, I want to know what’s the guy next to me got? What’s the back doing? Because that gives me a better idea of what I’m going to see defensively and be able to make my route adjustments off of that,” Kupp said, according to Rams.com. “So I definitely tend to think more than that, but it’ll just take me a little bit of time to get out of that and just back to playing ball.”

Los Angeles went offense heavy in this year's draft with the hope of providing second-year quarterback Jared Goff with more help in the passing game. The front office also selected other potential playmakers in Texas A&M wideout Joshua Reynolds and South Alabama tight end Gerald Everett

With what seems like an open competition to truly latch on to a large contributing role in the passing game, Kupp has a chance to showcase that he can handle the responsibilities that come with a primary receiver spot. 

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.


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