3. Who will takeover Brandin Cooks role?
Similar to who will replace Todd Gurley, who will takeover and replace Brandin Cooks, the wide receiver that the Rams traded a first-round pick for, only to trade him for pennies in return a few years later?
The Rams will open up 2020 with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp as their primary wide receivers. Woods had 90 receptions in 2019, averaging 12.6 yards per reception. Kupp would have 94 receptions in 2019, just a year after he tore his ACL.
While the obvious answer to take over Cooks’ role would be Kupp or Woods, 2020 second-round draft pick Van Jefferson is an intriguing option as well. Adding Jefferson to the lineup means that either Woods or Kupp will occupy the slot with Jefferson taking over on the outside.
Considering Cooks was primarily a deep threat, whoever takes over his role will have big shoes to fill. Who’s going to stretch the defense in order to open up opportunities in the middle of the field so that the offense can effectively move the ball? It’s one that Sean McVay will need to find an answer to quickly.