Rams rookie TE Lance Kendricks is impressing at camp....

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Rams rookie TE Lance Kendricks is impressing at camp.

"Lance has done some great things," Sam Bradford told reporters in St. Louis. "He has been asked to do a lot as well. I think he’s probably taken more reps than anyone else on our offense."

That last part could be telling. The Rams envision moving Kendricks, a second-round pick, around the formation and keeping him on the field.

"It seems like that every time I look out there, he’s in there," Bradford said. "Whether he is at 'Y,' he’s at 'F,' he’s playing wide receiver some. I think he’s done a great job; he’s physical. He really stood out to me yesterday when we put the pads on and we had the 'Ram Drill.'"

Turn your playbooks to the index for a little review session. The "Y" spot is where traditional tight ends line up. The "F" spot refers more to the slot and allows for more motion/movement. As for the Ram Drill? It's a version of the Oklahoma Drill featuring one-on-one battles between blockers and tacklers.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's notoriously difficult for rookie TEs to make an impact, but after what the New England duo did last season, teams may try to incorporate their pass-catching TEs as quickly as possible. Josh McDaniels' system isn't generally TE-friendly, but the Rams didn't draft Kendricks for his blocking. He's a sleeper to keep an eye on.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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