TE Gerald Everett - Los Angeles Rams
|6-3, 239||Born: 6-25-1994||College: South Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 44 (2017)|
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The Rams utilized a split committee at tight end against Carolina in terms of snaps and Everett did not see a target until late in the first half, juggling a catch over the middle. Everett also added a holding penalty in the game in his non-descript performance clearly behind their strong three wide receivers.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Tyler Higbee sustained a lung injury against the Saints, fueling an uptick for Gerald Everett. Everett was stuffed on back-to-back red zone receptions but churned through a tackle attempt for a chunk gain on his third reception. Everett is an ancillary weapon for the Rams but potential missed time from Higbee makes Everett a more consistent projection for a handful of targets per week.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Even without Tyler Higbee in the lineup, Everett was a distant fourth in the Rams passing game pecking order and saw a mere two targets. Everett was stuffed on a screen pass on one of them and remains off the radar for consistent usage until Higbee and at least one of the Rams core receivers miss a future game.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (8 / 5 / 44 / 1 rec)
Everett logged more targets this week than the first three games of the season combined. The Rams threw the ball around a massive 68 times in the comeback effort and Everett had two notable plays. Everett exhibited strong hands on a Jared Goff laser red zone throw for a score and the other Everett accrued yards-after-the-catch with multiple moves typically reserved for wide receivers, not a tight end of Everett's size. Everett separated on a deep corner route, a likely second touchdown, but Jared Goff overthrew the tight end. Everett is clearly the preferred receiving tight end for the Rams compared to more blocking-centric Tyler Higbee.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (11 / 7 / 136 / 0 rec)
Everett logged a career-high performance against the Seahawks, surging to 136 yards on 11 targets, second-most on the team. Everett was a matchup nightmare, exploiting linebackers and safeties regularly for gashing chunk receptions. Everett broke tackles for a highlight yards-after-catch play of 30 yards and later replicated another broken tackle-infused long gain of more than 30 yards down to the goal line. Everett made one of the big mistakes of the game for the Rams with a dropped target tipped into the air and turning into a critical late-game interception. Everett did redeem himself on the Rams' potential game-winning drive with a chunk seam reception into field goal range and an out route to further set up the kick. Everett is coming into his own in Year 3 over the past two weeks with 19 targets and gaudy 12-180-1 stat line.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
After his career game in Week 5, Everett saw a decent five targets against the 49ers, especially considering the team threw a mere 24 passes in the loss to San Francisco. Everett was silenced until the closing minutes where he posted a quality stiff arm on his notable reception. Also, a long touchdown was in the works as Everett came wide open on a deep route, only to have Jared Goff miss Everett with a wild throw on fourth down, a rare big play opportunity amidst the otherwise quiet offensive showing for the Rams.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (10 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec)
For the third time in a month, Everett was a featured element of the Rams offense and saw at least eight targets. Everett turned a red zone screen pass, fueled by great blocking, into a late-game touchdown. Earlier in the game, Everett corralled an over-the-shoulder sideline target for his biggest gain. A bigger game, pushing 100 yards, was possible for Everett but Jared Goff misfired on a fade target and Everett later got alligator arms on a wide-open deep target where he either mistimed his extension for the pass or otherwise misplayed the opportunity. Cincinnati offers a suspect passing defense matchup overall in Week 8 but have been relatively stingy against opposing tight ends this season.
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Everett took a step back in offensive involvement for the Rams, who featured a wide receiver-centric passing game in the home win over Cincinnati. Everett did not see a target until the late second quarter when he hauled in an in-cut reception of note, his lone moment of relevance. This was Everett first game with fewer than five targets since Week 3.
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (12 / 8 / 68 / 0 rec)
After a dud in Week 8, Everett was back to his feature element ways for the Rams passing game with a season-high 12 targets. Everett broke a tackle on his best after-the-catch play and hauled in a reception through defensive pass interference on another. Everett padded his numbers with three straight receptions on the team's final drive and last gasp comeback effort.
2019 Week 11 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Everett quizzically saw only one target against the Bears despite Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks being out of the lineup. Everett's lone opportunity came in the closing minutes of a tight game with a highlight back-shoulder reception from Jared Goff down to the goal line. The pair exhibited perfect timing and chemistry on the play as the Rams ultimately scored a touchdown to essentially ice the game.
2019 Week 12 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Everett saw a mere two targets against the Ravens, but caught both, including a nice high-point snare for a chunk gain. Tyler Higbee was more of a featured element for the Rams passing game this week of the tight end position, but this was the first time Higbee had more targets than Everett since Week 1. Everett has the optimal get-well matchup for tight ends in Week 13 with Arizona up next.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Everett started rotating with Higbee at the beginning of the 4th quarter when the game was well out of hand. His first target was a 17 yard catch and run, beat man coverage on same double move out-and-in that Kupp ran the play before. Displayed his potential as a YAC player and is fast in the open field. If Kupp suffered any type of long term injury, Everett would be a player to potentially monitor to fill in as the Rams' short pass game/redzone target.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Everett had more playing time than normal in the first half even before Kupp and Cooks went down. He did draw some underneath targets in the pass game, but was not a focal point of the offense. I thought that he might draw some of Kupp's usage as a big slot/wing tight end, but it seemed that all of Kupp's snaps/targets in the second half went to Josh Reynolds.
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Everett got an edzone target on the first drive on a double move from inside, but was double covered. Had a 10 yard catch on 3rd and 12 where he got tackled right as he made the catch. Otherwise, he was not a factor in the offense.
2018 Week 7 vs SF (2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Everett's only catch of the day was a 5 yard loss as the Touch Pass/Jet Sweep man from the Rams' empty package.
2018 Week 8 vs GB (2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Once again didn't get a heavy target load, but he did help spark a scoring drive after the Rams came out sputtering again in the second half. He caught an easy catch-and-run dumpoff pass in the flats for a 22 yard gain. He had a 29 yard catch-and-run where he broke multiple tackles taken away from him due to an illegal shift penalty.
2018 Week 9 vs NO (5 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
It was one of his more productive games of the season, however most of his production came on catch-and-runs with the Saints playing soft zone just before halftime.
2018 Week 10 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Everett got into the endzone this week, capping the first drive of the game off with a 10 yard touchdown reception over the middle. He lined up ion the slot and ran a quick in cut, catching the ball right at the goal line.
2018 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 3 / 49 / 2 rec)
He's clearly not a high priority in terms of being fed targets. However, he did have his most impressive outcome of the season. I've written all year that Cooper Kupp is the actual tight end in the Rams offense in terms of his usage and the routes he runs. While Everett isn't going to replace Kupp's production between the 20s, he might become a go-to option for the Rams once they get into the redzone. He scored his second touchdown for the go-ahead score in the final two minutes. He split out as the X wide receiver on the right side of the formation. He got matched up in man coverage against Daniel Sorenson, a reserve safety/special teams player for the Chiefs. He easily beat him down the sideline, and Goff placed a perfect pass in the bucket for him to catch-and-run for a 40 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 14 vs CHI (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Everett's snaps surged to a season-high 57% against the Bears. However, Everett struggled along with the rest of the Rams' usually hyper-productive offense. Everett was second on the team in targets, but added two drops to his box score. On the positive side, Everett converted a fake punt reception, diving for the sticks in the long-yardage situation. Everett also corralled a contested slant target on third down as a split-out receiver, a high-level play from the athletic move tight end. Everett also had a reception called back by penalty.
2018 Week 16 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
The Rams actually gave him some of their Jet Sweep carries in this game and he did fairly well with them, taking one for a gain of 12.
2018 Week 20 vs NO (4 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
He did make his presence felt early in the second quarter, catching a slant pass at 8-yards and trucking the defensive back for a few extra and a conversion for a first down. He had a huge catch for a 3rd down conversion in the fourth quarter. Everett ran a deep Out route. Goff broke the pocket towards the right sideline to find space. Everett executed the scramble drill perfectly, breaking off his route, coming back towards Goff (showing the QB his numbers) and making himself an available target for the quarterback. He broke the defensive back's tackle attempt and rumbled downfield for a total of 39 yards on the catch.
2017 Week 2 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 95 / 0 rec)
The rookie from South Alabama continues to show his big play athletic ability as he had a 69 yard reception in which he showed his speed while working on a 20-yard sideline route setup by Jared Goff scrambling outside of the pocket. Everett was able to turn up the field for an additional 40 yards coming close to scoring as he was dragged down inside the ten yard line.
2017 Week 6 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Everett saw just one reception in this game on a quick shovel pass from Jared Goff in the first quarter of this game that Everett was able to push his way into the end zone from the four-yard line.
2017 Week 17 vs SF (6 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Without Tyler Higbee, playmaker Gerald Everett was a primary option out of the passing game as he was tied for the lead in targets for the Rams, but much like the rest of the offense had a very difficult time getting anything going as the 49ers had Everett locked down and Mannion just missed the tight end on a few key throws in which Everett would have had a big gain.