INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Nobody in a “Bone” uniform was surprised to see rookie safety Jordan Fuller not only start for the Rams on Sunday night against Dallas, but thrive.

Quarterback Jared Goff, for example, specifically remembers how the rookie picked him off in the first week of training camp. As a sixth-round draft pick filling in for starter Taylor Rapp when he suffered a knee injury before pads went on this summer, Fuller wasn’t necessarily supposed to carry such a big stick.

“He’s challenged me in training camp,” Goff said. “I mean, being a rookie, being able to be as long as he is and as smart as he is, he does a lot of stuff in our defense that really fits him. He’s a tremendous player. … (When) he picked me off, I was like, ‘OK, this kid can play. He’s smarter than most rookies.’”

Fuller showed up to Rams camp as a man on a mission, and seized his opportunity. And by the end…





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