Harkey is another example of how the FO has done a great job finding players after the draft. I did not know who Harkey was until my wife was reading in the local paper that he was signed by the Rams. He attended high school where I live. The fact that he went to UCLA, I can't hold that against him, he's with us now!
Harkey + UCLA + St Louis RAMS= I likey......:D
Harkey has been a great surprise, and Kendricks is a good starting caliber quality TE.
Cook leaves a lot to be desired in the run packages, but he's also quietly leading all Rams receivers in receptions, yards, and tied in TDs. We were hoping for an even more dominant performance after the talent he flashed in that first game, but he's definitely not a bust.
His 7 reception, 141 yard, 2 TD performance against the Cards in week one is arguably the best receiving game we've seen from a Ram this year - Austin's breakout performance was better overall, but he only had the 2 long catches.
Keep Bradford healthy all year and I think Cook's numbers go up.
Honestly, I like what I see from these young WR and TEs. This group has tremendous potential. 3 deep at TE, 4 quality young receivers who are only going to get better.
Gotta love the Harkster! He's proof that we are are an emerging force with talent being molded into a team. Many of us have been critical of the offense this season, even before Sam was hurt. But Harkey just demonstrates that by next year we're going to keep DC's from getting good nights sleep the night before they play the Rams. Lots of weapons!
I think it would be interesting to see if Cook could transition to a slot receiver. He has the speed (and definitely the size) to be a matchup problem for most LBs and DBs.
He sure doesn't seem to want anything to do with blocking, or with contact at all for that matter, which is fine unless you play TE and it's kind of a job requirement. I'd say he's definitely not going anywhere with 19 million guaranteed, so they should try and put him in the best situation to succeed.
I expect no one to agree with this, but I think it's food for thought.