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How Good Is Sammy Watkins?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by RFIP, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    So you've got nothing:meh:
     
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  2. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    He's made a couple of nice plays 6'5" went over the top nicely for the TD
     
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  3. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jrry I just wanted to see if RFIP could actually put something in writing to describe in more detail what translates from his skillset to the NFL. This is the first time I have seen Watkins. He is twitchy fast and really good in the open field but they really have not featured him outside except for the WR screens. And like I mentioned his TD was just a go route with a blown coverage from the slot.

    Good kick returner, but show me something outside the numbers, does he work back for the ball, can he elevate?
     
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  4. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Everyone knows that's the QB's job. :meh:
     
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  5. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    He catches a lot of screens and short passes. I think like 65% of his catches came off of screen passes and passes that were caught within 5 yards of the LOS.

    He does work back for the ball. He can elevate...although I wasn't blown away by his ability to high-point the ball or use his body or make tough catches in traffic.
     
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  6. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Only if his name is Bradford. If it's Andrew Luck, it's everyone else's fault. :jerkoff:
     
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  7. RFIP Well-Known Member

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    LOL apparantly not. :slap:
     
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  8. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    C'MON MAN

    I was depending on you to give us the real deal on this guy. :D
     
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  9. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing a lot of the WR screens and handing the ball to him in motion that makes me think in our offense he IS Tavon. But like I said I have never seen him before tonight. Maybe that is just the game plan for tonight?
     
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  10. max Well-Known Member

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    On 101ESPN last week, Torry Holt said Watkins is ready to come in right now and play. Torry said Watkins runs good routes. That's enough for me.

    Savard said Watkins is the one guy he wants in the draft.

    The only thing I haven't seen from him is fighting for contested balls, but that's a minor quibble with a guy like Watkins. It's not as if he is afraid of contact. He's no Givens.

    He looks like a better version of Roddy White.
     
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  11. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Now THIS is being proactive.
     
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  12. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    I respect the hell out of Torry but I gotta disagree with him. Watkins isn't a poor route runner but he's not a good one either. He's just not consistent enough.
     
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  13. kurtfaulk Well-Known Member

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    Well he did say since Julio. Ajg was already off the board when Julio was taken.

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  14. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Nah, that's typical. But I've seen him make catches at all levels to the field.
     
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  15. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    True enough. Just messing with RFIP.
     
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  16. LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    I channeled my inner Buzz Lightyear for that effort so you know.
     
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  17. kurtfaulk Well-Known Member

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    Torry wanted that midget cb, hill, when the rams had the chance to take ngata back in 06. I wouldn't put much stock in his player evaluation of a college player.

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  18. Tron Fights for the User

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    Hill was amazing and Ngata sucked!!!!!!!!!!!! oh, and Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber are the greatest thing ever......
     
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  19. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    Well I heard Matt Millen tonight say that he would perform the same way at the next level and we all know how good he is at evaluating talent. :disappoint:
     
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  20. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    And there you see him elevate. Great play.
     
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