The Rams didn’t draft Cooper Kupp until the third round. They got a steal with the 69th overall choice.

Kupp has more catches, more yards and more touchdowns than the three wide receivers drafted in the first round combined. He already has set the team rookie record for receptions and needs 142 receiving yards to break another franchise rookie mark.

“As soon as you flip [his college tape] on, in terms of some of the traits and characteristics that you’re looking for, he was a guy that jumped off the screen at you,” coach Sean McVay said, via quotes distributed by the team, “and fortunately we were able to end up getting him. I remember kind of jokingly saying, ‘Oh, yeah we’re going to get this guy,’ and it ended up working out for us in the end.”