Is Notre Dame's Will Fuller right to help Rams' passing game?

ESPN's Matt Bowen believes Notre Dame receiver Will Fuller would be a perfect match for the Rams. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- This week and next will be all about free agency for the NFL and the Los Angeles Rams. It will also set the stage for what happens at the NFL draft next month.

But before we start evaluating post-free-agency rosters and trying to connect the dots between job openings on those rosters and college prospects, let's look at some players who just make sense for certain teams from a fit perspective.

That's exactly what ESPN's Matt Bowen did in a pair of pieces in which he offered scheme fits for offensive prospects and followed by doing the same for the defensive side.

Bowen had the Rams as an honorable-mention fit for North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz and Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell. But he saw an even better fit, a perfect match, for the Rams and Notre Dame receiver Will Fuller.

Fuller brings an intriguing mix of size (6 feet) and speed (4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash). Bowen believes that Fuller would help stretch the field for the Rams and open things up for running back Todd Gurley and the misdirection they have for receiver Tavon Austin.

The Rams could certainly use the help at wideout, though they've been linked to Treadwell fairly regularly in mock drafts. Either way, it's a good bet that receiver will still be a position of need by the time the draft arrives.


A roundup of the weekend's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the first mailbag of the weekend, we discussed the Rams' chances of keeping cornerback Janoris Jenkins. ... We broke down five priorities for the Rams heading into free agency. ... Friday's Ram-blings looked at the Cowboys' palatial practice facility and the Rams' designs on doing something similar. ... The Rams have work to do this offseason in building their defensive line. ... Keeping Mark Barron is the key to the Rams' plans at linebacker. ... Like they do with the defensive line, the Rams have things to get done in the secondary, as well. ... Sunday's mailbag explores the chances the Rams will go defense with the No. 15 overall pick. ... The Rams are seeking competition at kicker. ... Finally, Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested over the weekend.


Adam Schefter reported that Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson has accepted the franchise tag.

Eric Williams writes that the Rams held their first team meeting in Los Angeles on Friday.

ESPN's NFL Nation predicted the top 32 targets for every team in free agency.

Jets reporter Rich Cimini ponders whether Sam Bradford's deal with the Eagles will alter New York's talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

At LATimes.com, Gary Klein writes that quarterback Case Keenum is taking aim at the starting job.