September 9, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech wide receiver Ricky Jeune (2) scores a touchdown after he made a touchdown catch in the second half of the Georgia Tech home opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Georgia Tech won 37-10 over the Jacksonville State. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Ricky Jeune agrees to undrafted deal with Rams

Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Ricky Jeune will get his NFL chance with a coach who may understand him better than any of the other 31 coaches in the league.

After not getting selected in the draft, Jeune agreed to join the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent late Saturday night. Perhaps Tech’s top NFL hopeful out of this year’s class, Jeune’s coach will be Sean McVay, who 15 years ago was the quarterback at the Marist School, which runs an offense similar to Tech’s.

If any NFL coach understands how to best help a wide receiver coming out of a run-oriented option offense make the transition, it’s probably one who learned the game as an option quarterback.

That aside, Jeune has landed in a spot where he appears to have a legitimate shot at a roster spot. The Rams did not use any of their 11 draft picks on wide receivers and, further, traded away wide receiver Tavon Austin for a sixth-round draft pick.

Before the addition of undrafted free agents, there were seven wide receivers on the roster, including two players who just completed their rookie seasons and another who has not played a down in the NFL.

Jeune will join another Tech graduate with the Rams, safety Isaiah Johnson.

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