Kupp made a strong impression as a slot receiver during the Rams' offseason practices, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Kupp worked on the inside while Tavon Austin (wrist) spent this spring recovering from surgery. Although Austin often occupies a slot role himself, the rookie fifth-rounder apparently emerged as a 'go-to' target during his initial practices there. Given Kupp's 4.62-second 40-yard dash time, he probably lacks the explosiveness to play on the outside, but that's hardly a problem with Austin. As a result, the veteran could be used more as a perimeter deep threat, leaving Kupp to clean up receptions underneath.

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