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Rookie Receiver’s stint at Big 12 Powerhouse prepared him for OTAs

Rookie Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Jordan Whittington is doing his best to get used to Mike LaFleur’s offense, writes Stu Jackson of TheRams.com.

The 6-foot-1, 204-pound pass catcher from the University of Texas at Austin was selected with the No. 213 pick in the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. With the Horns in the middle of OTAs, Jackson writes that Whittington’s tenure with the Longhorns seems to have eased his adjustment to the professional game.

“One thing I can say I took from Texas, and I know other receivers in my room (there) did as well, we learned based on concepts, and I think that translates directly to this offense,” Whittington told Jackson. “So by learning it as a concept, the words change, but most of the concepts are somewhat similar. So I think we’ve done a good job in Texas with concept-based learning.”

Last season with the Longhorns, Whittington caught 42 receptions for 505 yards (12 yards per carry average) and one touchdown. Considering he’s a later pick, it would be a surprise if he could help Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Stafford at all this year. Los Angeles has a deep receiver group entering this fall, led by All-Pros Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp. If Whittington wants to reach their level, he will really have to try his best.

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