3. Sammy Watkins, LA Rams
After being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2014, Sammy Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Rams days before the teams’ preseason opener.
Watkins instantaneously became Jared Goff’s deep threat before stepping on the field with him. Unfortunately for the Rams, he did not live up to the hype.
The fourth overall draft pick in 2014 was targeted 70 times but only caught 39 passes for 593 yards. However, he led the Rams receivers with eight touchdowns.
According to NextGen Stats, Watkins was the seventh-best wide receiver when it came to tight-window catches.
In four seasons, Watkins has only surpassed the 1,000-yard mark once and has never scored double-digit touchdowns. But he has averaged an impressive 15.9 yards per catch since entering the league.
Out of all the wide receivers discussed, Watkins would be cheapest based on Spotrac’s calculated market value, at $5.9 million a season.
Watkins will only be 25 years old at the start of the 2018 season and has plenty of football left.
Rodgers would love to have someone like Watkins, who is quick and could attack the field vertically.
Not to mention Watkins has yet to reach his full potential and he has a great chance to do that in the Packers offense.
The combination of youth, affordability, speed and playmaking ability are all reasons why Green Bay should strongly consider giving Watkins an opportunity.