He's only been a coach for a few days, but Stedman Bailey is already making an impact on the Rams' rookie WRs.
Bailey -- who suffered 2 gunshots to the head in a drive-by shooting back in Nov. -- was waived by the team as a player earlier this month ... but will stay in the organization to work with the coaching staff.
The good news ... the players really like him.
We spoke with Rams' wide receivers Nelson Spruce and Pharoh Cooper -- who praised Bailey as a "student of the game" who's really been helping them out on and off the field.
BTW, a bunch of Rams players -- including rookie QB Jared Goff -- were all at Woodworth Elementary Wednesday to help build a brand new playground, funded by the Rams.
The players weren't just standing around -- they were actually getting their hands dirty and doing real work.