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    In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Pardon the rhyme.

    This year's draft had a deep crop of TE prospects. Comparing him to the class, Klop is off to a good start:

    Name/Receptions/Yards/TDs

    Klopfenstein (STL) 7 118 1
    Daniels (HOU) 7 64 2
    Davis (SF) 5 37 1
    Pope (AZ) 4 50 0
    Fasano (DAL) 3 39 0
    Lewis (JAC) 2 40 0
    Thomas (NE) 2 40 0

    Don't be surprised if the Rams start calling Klop's number more and more. If the Rams can use him effectively in the passing game, opposing defenses won't be able to blitz as much from the LB and safety spots.

    Keep an eye on this guy.


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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    I woild like to see him catch at least two a week and used in the red zone more. 6'6" or so, get him the ball.

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    i cant tell if he can block, but he sure has hands. I also like the way he runs after the catch. He is going to be a major weapon before long.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Vernon Davis has been out with a broken leg or something. I hate to plug a Whiner, Vernon would be leading the pack.

    I do like what I've seen from Klop.

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Vernon Davis has been out with a broken leg or something. I hate to plug a Whiner, Vernon would be leading the pack.

    I do like what I've seen from Klop.
    Well, that didn't take long.

    Yes, Davis has 5 catches in the 3 games he played. However, all 5 of them came against the Cards in week 1. He did nothing against us, and did nothing against Philly before getting hurt.

    Not sold on the workout warrior just yet.
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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Well, that didn't take long.

    Yes, Davis has 5 catches in the 3 games he played. However, all 5 of them came against the Cards in week 1. He did nothing against us, and did nothing against Philly before getting hurt.

    Not sold on the workout warrior just yet.
    Agreed, also the SF coaches have said he was struggling to learn the offense, that also adds to him not being involved in their gameplan as much as they thought he would be. I don't think we can just assume he would be the leader but he's not because he's injured. Like HUb, I'm not sold yet.

    As for Klop he is coming along nicely, hopefully he continues to develop. We need to throw to him a little more to and see what else he's got. So far so good.
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    Apples to Apples

    Not that it matters all that much, but if you're going to compare Klop to Davis you have to use Klop's first three games - where Davis would be leading 5 catches to 2.

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Nice stat comparison, I didn't know it would turn out so much in Klopfenstein's favor. I guess you could say I'm underwhelmed with the influence the rookie TE's in the league have had this season so far. Klopfenstein looks good though, and not just because of stats, he just looks comfortable catching the ball and hanging on to it, he could have made even more of an impact had his number been called more, but he's done pretty good with the chances he's gotten.

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Vernon Davis has been out with a broken leg or something. I hate to plug a Whiner, Vernon would be leading the pack.
    Eh, I have my doubts. I think he's going to be a stud long-term, but I don't know that he'd be leading over the stretch of 3 more games. He dropped a pass in the end zone in week two, and dropped a deep pass that probably would've gone for a TD in week 3. Both times he was trying to catch the ball one-handed.

    While he's injured, I hope they have him sitting in a chair catching footballs with BOTH hands.

    I didn't buy him as a quarterback. He's just so stiff, especially when he drops back to pass. Really stiff. He reminds me of Kurt Warner.
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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Frankly, I'm not all that concerned with how Klop does long term compared to Davis. Davis was a top 10 pick. Klop was a second rounder.

    What I'd like to see is Klop given more opportunities and catching 3-4 passes per game. I think that would do a lot to slow down opposing blitz packages, and would help in the Red Zone.

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    Smile Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Look at KLOP, he's at the TOP.
    He won't STOP after taking a POP.
    Over LB's he will HOP, So give him a PROP.
    Then his shoulder he'll DROP, so hard your head off he will LOP.
    Someone call a COP. I hope he brings a MOP.

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    Re: In Deep Rookie TE Crop, Rams' Klop on Top

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    Look at KLOP, he's at the TOP.
    He won't STOP after taking a POP.
    Over LB's he will HOP, So give him a PROP.
    Then his shoulder he'll DROP, so hard your head off he will LOP.
    Someone call a COP. I hope he brings a MOP.

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