What Does Tutu Atwell Bring to the Rams' Offense in 2021?
Atwell is a bit polarizing because of his size: he's 5'9" and 155 pounds, one of the lightest receivers we've seen...ever.
What does the pick mean for the Rams?
Brandon Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Atwell. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.
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Gdula's Take: Atwell has an 87th-percentile-or-better score in some key metrics: breakout age, receiving market share, and receiving efficiency but is the lightest receiver prospect in my model. There are some elite comps here, but his initial role with the Rams is a little puzzling.
Atwell's 2021 Fantasy Football Projection
JJ Zachariason's 2021 projections for Rodgers include 21 catches, 226 yards, and 1.9 touchdowns, making him the WR106 in PPR formats.
Atwell joins a team with a good quarterback in Matthew Stafford but with two established receivers -- Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp -- in front of him this year. He could be involved on special teams and on gadget plays, but a high-volume 2021 role seems virtually impossible.