Jacksonville Jaguars: 4 toughest wide receivers on 2021 schedule
Second-toughest WR on the Jacksonville Jaguars schedule: Robert Woods
This spot could have gone to Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp but teammate Robert Woods got the nod. Although the Rams’ offense wasn’t as productive in 2020 as it was the previous two seasons, it was still an efficient unit.
One of the reasons Los Angeles’ passing game took a step back last year was quarterback Jared Goff. Back when the Rams made the Super Bowl in 2018, the 2016 first overall pick looked like the perfect signal-caller for head coach Sean McVay’s offense. Nevertheless, he peaked and his system became stagnant and predictable.
The Rams had the best defense in the NFL last season but their offense couldn’t keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Thus, the team made the decision to trade Goff to the Detroit Lions and got Matthew Stafford in exchange. The top pick in 2010’s draft has never been afraid to take shots downfield and Woods will benefit from Stafford’s aggressive style.
Last season, Woods hauled in 90 receptions for 936 yards. Those are solid numbers but he averaged a paltry 10.4 yards per catch. With Stafford now at the helm, the 2013 second-round selection will likely post another 1,000-yard season. Last season, the veteran wideout logged just two 100-yard games, that number should go up this upcoming season. Also, his yard-per-reception average will go up, as McVay will look for ways to stretch the field and take advantage of Woods’s speed.