No question in my mind now that Atwell was McVay's guy. USA Today reported that McVay told Peter Schroeger the week before the draft that they would draft Atwell if he was there. Didn't actually say when, but guys with 4.27 speed who have led the ACC in tds and total yardage probably aren't going to last too long.Seems like I read somewhere that Atwell said the Rams told him before the draft that they would draft him in the 2nd if he was there. If true seems like he was their boy all along. At the end of the day the only negative I see with him is his size. It is a concern but frankly might also help him avoid serious injuries. Those small guys are agile and bendy... just got to avoid putting your head down into contact like Brandin Cooks always does.
That was a hell of an article. One of the few things I have read outside this site that is really worth the time. The comments on the Rams' thought process for each pick was very well done.
JR also pointed out that Atwell will be used in sweeps and other short plays not just going deep. No surprise, but confirms McVay has a plan and plays in mind for how to use him.That was a hell of an article. One of the few things I have read outside this site that is really worth the time. The comments on the Rams' thought process for each pick was very well done.
Now we can have two former qbs, Akers and Atwell, on the field at the same time who could run the ball, catch the ball, run the wildcat, and throw.
Such mixed feelings about this pick.
On the one hand, I have so much faith in McVay, he's a fantastic coach who knows what kind of player he needs to stress a defense.
OTOH, Rams will be trying to make a success out of a player with unprecedented small size.
If Tutu were just an inch taller and 10 pounds heavier-- say, around 5'10" and 165-- I'd feel so much better about the pick.
In his first 2021 NFL Mock Draft, Jeremiah has Atwell joining former Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander in Green Bay, and getting picked with the No. 29 overall pick held by the Packers.
"I know the Packers don't traditionally draft wide receivers in the first round, but I love this potential fit," Jeremiah writes. "They don't have anyone with Atwell's skill set on their offense. He is a blur who can be utilized on jet sweeps and to stretch the field. He would be the perfect complement to Davante Adams and Allen Lazard."
The three-time scout and current draft analyst believes the Louisville wide receiver has very real first-round potential in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.www.si.com
Don't shoot the messenger but we appear to have got a steal at pick 57