Puka Nacua Joins Impressive List with Historic Start to Rookie Season

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By Kyle Madson There hasn’t been a more impressive rookie in 2023 than Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua. The fifth-round pick had a monster Week 1 performance against the Seahawks where he put up 10 catches for 119 yards on 15 targets. Somehow he backed it up with an even better outing in his second game. In Week 2 against the 49ers Nacua had a whopping 20 (!) targets and turned those into 15 catches for 147 yards. Those are numbers no rookie in NFL history has ever reached in a game. In fact, only 12 other players in NFL history have ever posted 145-plus yards on 20-plus targets and 15-plus catc…

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