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LA Rams add speed with diminutive Louisville WR Tutu Atwell

Atwell’s greatest asset is his pure speed.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Los Angeles Rams selected Louisville receiver Tutu Atwell with their first pick in the draft. 

The move supplements their group of pass-catchers for Matthew Stafford with even more speed. 

The Rams used the 57th overall pick on the 5-foot-9 Atwell in a mild surprise for a team that lost four defensive starters to free agency and a trade in the offseason. 

Atwell’s greatest asset is his pure speed, and Rams coach Sean McVay has spoken frequently about his desire to use more field-stretching offensive sets that can exploit his receivers’ quickness.

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