Rams Tight Ends 2010 Review

The Rams struggled with their tight ends this season.  Mike Hoomanawanui was the only consistent threat, but he could not consistently stay healthy.

Daniel Fells – Fells was a fairly steady starter for the Rams, but is not an NFL quality starter.  He is probably better suited to be a 2nd or 3rd tight end.  Fells has done well, especially when given a chance to run in space, but as a tight end he rarely has that opportunity.

Michael Hoomanawanui – Illinois Mike was the Rams greatest threat at tight end, despite being a rookie and missing most of the season with two different high ankle sprains.  Mike turned out to be a huge target with great hands.  The Rams will need him to get him healthy in the offseason and ready to start for the Rams in 2011.

Billy Bajema – Bajema is less than a prototypical tight end, but he is a solid blocker and a deceptively solid receiver.  Bajema is exactly the type of player you want as a veteran depth tight end.

Darcy Johnson – The Rams picked up Johnson after the injury bug hit their tight end position.  Johnson should not see the Rams roster or the field in 2011.

Fendi Onobun – Onobun had what amounts to a “red shirt” rookie season.  After a strong preseason, the Rams could not afford to move him to their practice squad.  He got in the game against Washington and got 2 catches.  2010 was Onobun’s second season playing football, so he has a lot of learning to do.  The full offseason will be huge for him growing as an NFL tight end.  He has the physical skills to make it happen.

Derek Schouman – Schouman was another late season pick up to fill a roster spot.  He should not have too much affect on the Rams roster going forward.


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