They were drafted to play immediately, not as projects to be developed.
The Rams selected Cooper Kupp in the third round of the 2017 draft and Josh Reynolds in the fourth, with the expectation that first-year coach Sean McVay could plug the rookie receivers right into his multidimensional offense.
As the Rams prepare to face the Chargers in Saturday’s third preseason game, the two newcomers have taken advantage of their opportunities.
Kupp, a four-year starter at Eastern Washington, is in the starting lineup. In last week’s 24-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders, he caught a game-best six passes, including a 23-yard touchdown from quarterback Jared Goff on the Rams’...