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Mike Evans Over Sammy Watkins – It’s Not As Crazy As it Sounds

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If you ask most Rams fans right now who they would take at number two in the draft it’s going to be almost a fifty-fifty split between Sammy Watkins and Greg Robinson. If you dig deeper into the draft, your going to find that Mike Evans may not be the better overall prospect, but makes so much more sense for Saint Louis then Sammy Watkins

Saying Sammy Watkins is fast would be an understatement. Not only is Watkins fast, he has rare game breaking speed ability. He posted a 4.43 40-yard dash time at the combine, but he is one of the rare players that seem to have an even faster game speed and move better with pads on. The question is, do the Rams really need this speed?

There’s this little guy already on the roster that runs a 4.34 40-yard dash, one of the fastest in the history of the combine. His name’s Tavon Austin, you might remember him. Not only does Austin contain game breaking speed, he is arguably even faster then Watkins is. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s no problem with having two burners on the team. But, should the Rams really be targeting a deep threat like Watkins when there is one already on the roster? Probably not, especially since a possession receiver is a big need for this team.

This is where Mike Evans comes into play. Evans is 6’ 5”, 230 pounds, and posted a shocking 4.53 40-yard dash time at the combine. Not to draw to big of a comparison but, those are very Calvin Johnson like numbers. Evans is great at high pointing the ball, he’s an excellent pass catcher, and he works well with the quarterback as he complemented Johnny Manziel’s improvisational game. The best part about Evans is he could be picked up at picks ten through fifteen.

Even though Evans is a great talent, over drafting somebody is never a good strategy. So, this is how the Rams could pick up Evans. The Rams should trade back from the number two pick to anywhere from four to six. This leaves them in a situation where either Jake Matthews or Greg Robinson is most likely still on the board and they can draft the best player available. I do not think Evans is going to slip to the number thirteen. So, the Rams should use the extra pick they picked up from the trade down to move up to any where from eight to ten. This would mean the Rams would walk away from the first round of the draft with a blue-chip prospect in their first pick and a legitimate number one receiver for Bradford to work with.

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3 Responses to “Mike Evans Over Sammy Watkins – It’s Not As Crazy As it Sounds”

  1. […] Mike Evans Over Sammy Watkins – It’s Not As Crazy As it Sounds […]

  2. Scott says:

    How come when talking about Sammy Watkins, Tavon Austin is mentioned as being a similar player. Yet, when speaking about MIke Evans, no mention is made of Jared Cook being the same size and having almost the same speed, AND already counting 7-mil against the salary cap this next season?

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