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Discussion in 'Los Angeles Rams' started by Don Wassall, May 27, 2021.
Nice short video on Ben Skowronek and why the Rams drafted him:
Nice. The Rams might be the new Patriots of the West. Featuring White skill players all over the field. Now with Kupp, Higbee, Funk, and Skowronek. Also projected to have an all-White O-Line and White QB.
Hands down favorite here at CF in The West!
Ben Skowronek's uncle is Trent Green.
Ben Skowronek became obsessed with football thanks to his uncle, Trent Green
by Cameron DaSilva
Ben Skowronek is hoping to make the Los Angeles Rams’ 53-man roster as a seventh-round rookie out of Notre Dame, bringing a physical presence to the team’s wide receiver room. He won’t be handed a roster spot, of course, and will need to show that his 6-foot-3 frame carries some value both on offense and special teams.
He had a distant connection to the Rams before even being drafted, too. His uncle is former Rams quarterback Trent Green, and someone Skowronek has looked up to throughout his life. In a recent interview with team reporter Sarina Morales, Skowronek discussed his relationship with Green and how the ex-NFL quarterback helped him become obsessed with football.
“Throughout this process, just talking to him, he’s given me advice since I was a kid and all that, so I’ve looked up to him,” he said. “I remember going to Rams games as a kid and after I got drafted, my family put up a picture from one of the games we went to and I was like, ‘Wow, that kid really grew up to be drafted by the Rams.’ So it was kind of surreal and full circle. He’s been great for me, just being able to bounce stuff off him. I think he’s the reason I fell in love with the game of football. Being able to go to these NFL games, going on the field after the games, talking to the players. I remember when he was with the Chiefs, after a game, I was just sitting on the curb talking to Dante Hall. It’s crazy stuff. Or Tony Gonzalez. Because of him, I really just became obsessed with the game of football.”
Skowronek spent four years at Northwestern before joining Notre Dame as a grad transfer. In total, he caught 139 passes for 1,856 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He now has a chance to stand out as a big-bodied receiver for the Rams, being one of their biggest pass catchers compared to the likes of Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, DeSean Jackson, Tutu Atwell and Van Jefferson.
He has the mindset and frame to succeed in the NFL, it’s just a matter of impressing coaches in camp and throughout the early portion of his career.
That's a cool connection. Trent Green was a great QB in the first half of of the 2000s - quality run with the Chiefs. Skowronek is a big WR, here's to hoping he stays healthy. I still can't believe the Rams drafted a 150lb WR in the 2nd round.