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Does the Sammy Watkins trade make the Los Angeles Rams division contenders?

In a surprising move, the Los Angeles Rams acquired Sammy Watkins, trading the Buffalo Bills E.J. Gaines and a second-round draft pick in return. The Rams lacked another wide receiver to complement Tavon Austin, and the team could possibly contend in the NFC West with Watkins now on the roster. However, Watkins has trouble staying on the field, and the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are still looking dominant in the division. What do you think? 🐏 🏈 

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Last year, Sammy Watkins wasn't able to do much due to a foot injury that put him on injured reserve. However, he was well on his way to becoming an elite receiver. After gaining 982 receiving his rookie year, Watkins didn't have a sophomore slump, accounting for 1,047 receiving yards and scoring nine touchdowns in 13 games. With Watkins fully recovered from his foot injury, he should become a go-to weapon for a wide receiving corp that struggled mightily last year.

Other than Kenny Britt, who gained 1,002 yards receiving, no other Rams wide receiver gained more than 564 yards for the season. Watkins provides speed on the outside that gets him and others open. His presence on the field will give teams trouble, and put the Rams in a great position to win every week. 

Don't sleep on the Los Angeles this year.

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There is no doubt Sammy Watkins is a talented wide receiver, but adding an injury prone wide receiver is going to do nothing for Los Angeles Rams. It's not just any injury that he has been fighting, either. Foot injuries are often the worst in terms of risk of reinjury. Watkins was knocked out for the last part of 2015, and most of 2016, because of that one foot. To think he won't get hurt again is wishful thinking.

Even if Watkins says healthy, the NFC West is no walk in the park. The Rams have to deal with the talented Arizona Cardinals, with superstar running back David Johnson and lockdown corner Patrick Peterson leading the way. The Legion of Boom and Russell Wilson also aren't going away in Seattle. 

Watkins makes the Rams better, but it doesn't mean the team will compete for a division title.

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Does the Sammy Watkins trade make the Los Angeles Rams division contenders?
#WatkinsMeansWins
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#RamsStillMediocre