NFL Draft Report: Rams meet with Western Michigan wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge

by Blaine Grisak
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It’s officially NFL Draft season for the Los Angeles Rams. The Senior Bowl was held two weeks ago and apparently some players stood out to the Rams. According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the Rams met with Western Michigan wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge.

Eskridge is perfect for what Sean McVay looks for at wide receiver. The Western Michigan receiver is exactly what the team needs at the position. He brings speed to the outside and is someone who can stretch the field. Eskridge also is able to be a returner and play on special teams.

He also fits the mold of what the Rams look for at wide receiver. Eskridge is a good route-runner with the capability of playing outside or in the slot. He also is someone who can contribute in the run game as a blocker. This fits qualities of what the team currently has in Copper Kupp and Robert Woods.

If the Rams were to take Eskridge, most likely they’d be looking to take him with one of their third-round picks if possible. There’s a chance that they could take him at 57 overall, but that might be a little high. If Eskridge is there when the Rams pick at the back of the third round, there is little doubt that they would consider taking him.

This is also a season in which teams are meeting with a lot of prospects prior to the NFL Draft. It’s important not to make too much out of these meetings. A lot of times teams don’t end up drafting who they’ve met with or draft someone they didn’t meet with at all. One thing can be taken away however, and it’s that the Rams could be looking to add speed at wide receiver. The Rams also met with offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz earlier in the week.

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