On today’s offseason positional outlook, we’ll check out the Rams Tight-End position.
2017 Season Stats:
Tyler Higbee (3rd year out of Western Kentucky, 4th Round 110th Overall selection by the Rams)
Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2020
The former Western Kentucky standout was a blessing in disguise this year for the Rams. I really don’t think rookie TE Gerald Everett was ready to step in right away and become that ‘every down player’ at the position. Higbee, although not having a stellar statistical season in the passing game, was much more of a solid blocking option than Everett.
Gerald Everett (2nd year out of South Alabama, 2nd round 44th overall by the Rams.)
Contract Situation: 4-year contract expiring in 2021
It was hard to gauge Everett’s 2017 season. He was a second-round pick so of course everyone expected him to produce and be an integral part of the team. He has tremendous upside but was used sparingly in his first year in the league. Everett has all the potential to become a matchup nightmare at the tight end position. I don’t know if he will have the type of impact that Evan Engram had for the Giants last year, but look for the Rams to utilize him more this season.
With the combination of Higbee and Everett the Rams could find themselves in a good spot at the position. I am very interested to see how the offense employs both players this year. The Rams really could have themselves a solid duo assuming Everett and Higbee both remain healthy and available all season.