Not unlike last year, the Rams are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to evaluating draft prospects at wide receiver. To wit, Terrance Williams of Baylor is making a pre-draft visit to Rams Park; he was scheduled to arrive Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Williams is the fourth confirmed Rams visit by a wide receiver, joining California’s Keenan Allen, West Virginia’s Tavon Austin, and Tennessee’s Justin Hunter. Williams led the nation in receiving yards last season, with 1,832 yards on 97 catches including 12 touchdowns.
Williams is considered one of the more polished wideouts in the draft in terms of his route running. He had a good week at the Senior Bowl and was impressive at the NFL Scouting Combine as well.
Also scheduled to visit the Rams are a couple of other new names: Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown and Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford. Both are considered among the top prospects at their position.
Out of the game for nearly a year, safety Oshiomogho “O.J.” Atogwe is attempting a comeback in 2013 according to his agent Ken Landphere of Octagon. Atogwe turns 32 in June, but is healthy, fit, and feels like he can still play and contribute in the NFL.
He was a third-round pick out of Stanford by the Rams in 2005. In six seasons in St. Louis, Atogwe started 75 games with 22 interceptions. He spent the 2011 season in Washington where former Rams interim head coach Jim Haslett is defensive coordinator. Atogwe spent training camp in 2012 with Philadelphia but was cut at the end of the preseason.
STEWART SIGNS TENDER
Safety Darian Stewart has signed his one-year, $1.323 million tender offer as a restricted free agent. With the release of Quintin Mikell and the departure of Craig Dahl to San Francisco in free agency, Stewart could be a starter in 2013.
There are no new salary cap ramifications to Stewart’s signing; the $1.323 million has counted against the Rams’ cap since he was tendered by the team just before the start of free agency last month. The Rams, by the way, have a league-low $506,000 in cap room according to the latest figures by the NFL Players Association.