Sep 21, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins (12) leaves the field against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sammy Watkins, 24, is one of the more hyped receivers of this free agency class. For casual fans that have checked out a boxscore stat sheet, this may come as a surprise. In his lone season with the Rams, Watkins only had 39 catches for 593 yards. He did, however, manage to put up eight touchdowns and 15.2 yards per reception, but wouldn’t his raw stats suggest he’s not that good of a receiver?

In 2017, Watkins was paired with an inaccurate downfield passer in Goff. Goff may be a Pro Bowl quarterback who had improved in his sophomore season, but he was largely carried by an outrageous supporting cast, including head coach Sean McVay, Todd Gurley, Watkins, Robert Woods, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everrett, Cooper Kuup, and a strong offensive line. Receivers were constantly open thanks to McVay’s heavy use of play action and run pass option plays, so Goff wasn’t asked to make difficult throws.

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