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Why the Rams WILL draft Sammy Watkins

Reason 1: Since drafting Sam Bradford #1 overall in 2010, the Rams have desperately tried (and failed) to find quality receiving options for Sam Bradford

From 2010 thru 2013 the Rams have used 8 of their 18 draft picks (44%!!!) in the first 4 rounds on WR’s and TE’s in an attempt to find receivers for Bradford.

Mardy Gilyard, Lance Kendricks, Austin Pettis, Greg Salas, Brian Quick, Chris Givens, Tavon Austin, & Stedman Bailey

And their return on drafting these guys has netted them an average of:

22 receptions, 272 yards, and 1.5 TD’s per receiver – ouch!

The Rams are desperate to acquire a quality receiving option for Bradford, which they have not found in any of these wasted picks, which account for over 44% of their draft selections in round 1 thru 4.

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Reason 2: The Rams are desperate to prove that Sam Bradford is a good QB

In 2012 the Rams held the #2 overall selection in the draft.

Everybody knew the Colts were taking Andrew Luck #1 overall, but the big question was what would happen with the #2 overall pick.

The Rams had a decision to make which would set the course of their franchise for the foreseeable future.

Either draft RGIII, or trade the pick and hope Sam Bradford got better.

After 2 seasons as their starter, Sam Bradford had compiled a rather abysmal stat line:

8-18 record, 58% completions, 218 yards per game, 24 TD’s and 21 INT’s, 74.2 QB Rating

The Rams chose to stick with Sam Bradford, and trade the pick away to the Redskins.

Bradford has been better since the trade, and has actually looked like a decent QB.

In the Rams’ attempt to show that they made the correct choice in keeping Bradford (instead of drafting RGIII), they have been looking for good WR’s and TE’s for Bradford.

Having failed so far in this endevour, the Rams continue this trend in 2014, this time by drafting Sammy Watkins.


This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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