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Gerald Everett brings new dimension to the Rams offense

MOBILE, AL - SEPTEMBER 26: Tight end Gerald Everett #12 of the South Alabama Jaguars looks to escape a tackle by linebacker Airius Moore #58 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack on September 26, 2015 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

  • The Rams used their first pick in the 2017 NFL draft on South Alabama TE Gerald Everett, who had no problem creating yards after the catch.
  • Everett was ranked second in yards after the catch over the past two seasons while still ranking 19th in 2014 on only 17 receptions.
  • In 2016, there were five tight ends to have more receptions than Everett and he still forced 17 more missed tackles than the next closest three. The Rams’ receivers and tight ends combined for 26 missed tackles in 2016.
  • Of the 1,593 receptions yards Everett had in three seasons at South Alabama, 63.5 percent of those have come after the catch.

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