The actual football season is almost here and here at Downtown Rams we feel it’s time to start predicting how the season will go for these players. Let’s continue on in this series with the Rams tight end, Lance Kendricks.
The Rams drafted Lance Kendricks to give their former-no.1 overall pick Sam Bradford a weapon down the seam. Well crazy enough he was drafted by the Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney regime and has lasted with Jeff Fisher and Les Snead. Kendricks has carved out a role as a blocking tight end as he took a backseat to Jared Cook after the Rams signed him. Now Kendricks starts the season as the main tight end with Cook gone Kendricks is the option. For how long? Time will tell since the Rams did draft two tight ends but as far as day one Kendricks is the guy.
Here is what we expect out of Kendricks during the 16 game season.
Kendricks’ predicted 2016 statistics (in 16 games):
Yards per Reception: 9.5
Yards per Game: 26.2
Receiving Yards: 420
Receiving Touchdowns: 4
Kendricks won’t have a monumental year to remember but overall this is a solid showing because I don’t believe Kendricks needs to do a whole lot this year. The Rams still have to feed the ball to fellow tight end Tyler Higbee and slot-WR Pharoh Cooper. So you can’t really expect Kendricks to have a huge year because they won’t use Kendricks like that.
Kendricks has the ability to stretch the field but this year I believe the Rams will get some serious production out of their receivers. Kendricks could be the guy Keenum or Goff look to on third-down conversions. Watch out for Higbee though he could be your season ending starter when it’s all said and done.