Watch: Tutu Atwell makes two awesome catches while mic’d up in practice

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Tutu Atwell is making the strides the Rams hoped he would in Year 2 after a quiet rookie season, standing out as one of the top players in training camp in the absence of Van Jefferson. The former second-round pick could be poised for a breakout season with all the speed he has to burn.

He showed off those wheels in practice this week, burning the defense deep a few times. He did it twice in one day, and it just happened to be the practice he was mic’d up for. Atwell ran right by Decobie Durant for a big gain down the middle, and also made a great grab over Troy Hill on a deep shot, too.

The Rams’ cameras captured both plays and shared them in this mic’d-up video.

The video is great, but we can’t ignore the fact that Atwell told wide receivers coach Eric Yarber that he weighs about 150-151 pounds. That’s obviously quite light, and it’s 15 pounds lighter than he’s listed on the official roster.

“I weigh 150, coach. 150, 151, I weighed in. Feel a little big today,” Atwell said.

The biggest concern with Atwell is durability, and at only 150 pounds, he’ll need to avoid safeties lurking over the middle.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire