Friday, 15 December, 2017

Buffalo Bills posturing for quarterback in 2018 after trades

New Eagles CB Ronald Darby calls the trade from the Bills a blessing New Eagles CB Ronald Darby calls the trade from the Bills a blessing
Lucia Summers | 13 August, 2017, 01:24

The Rams also signed Robert Woods to a big free agent deal this offseason, and they have capped it off by acquiring Watkins, who will be a free agent after the season. Matthews is more of a steady possession receiver.

Matthews, 25, was the 42nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. A disappointment the past two seasons in San Francisco, Smith has upside with the Eagles.

Goff has what you need to be an National Football League quarterback. I can understand the type of way he feels right now, getting traded for a guy that he's probably better than.

Watkins has 2,459 yards receiving, averaging 16.1 yards per reception.

But, it's never a bad idea to give your quarterback more weapons, and the Rams have tried to do that.

With the picks acquired on Friday, along with the first-rounder they acquired from the Chiefs when K.C. came up to get QB Patrick Mahomes in April's draft, Buffalo now has two picks apiece in each of the first three rounds of the 2018 draft, draft capital that is essential for a rebuilding team.

At least one member of the Bills isn't thrilled about Buffalo trading wideout Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams on Friday.

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Watkins is listed at 6-1 and 211 pounds. Part of Gaines's struggles in 2016 could be from his return from a Lisfranc injury that cost him the entire 2015 season.

The Bills also dealt wide receiver Sammy Watkins, a former top draft pick, to the Los Angeles Rams for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second round pick. He can do quick routes; he can do intermediate routes and he can stretch the field.

Watkins is moving to a new offense and unproven quarterback, which might not be the ideal proving ground for a talented athlete hoping to prove his worth.

Jones was already our pick for Buffalo's breakout player this year, but his outlook improves even more now. However, the deals could weaken Buffalo's chances of improving on their 7-9 record from last season.

But now, he goes from catching passes from Tyrod Taylor, an emerging talent and a terrific deep-ball thrower, to catching passes from Jared Goff, who past year completed a miserable 54.5 percent of his passes, had a 5-to-7 TD:INT ratio and averaged 5.3 yards per attempt-and is now learning a new offense under Sean McVay. Because of his recent success retooling passing offenses, McVay sounds like the flawless head coach to coax a sleeper season out of Goff. Woods has first-hand experience in benefiting from the one-on-one coverage Watkins can create, and coach Sean McVay showed in Washington with DeSean Jackson that he can take advantage of a deep threat.

And from the draft, dependable, productive Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp and athletic tight end Gerald Everett were added.

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