The main attraction was the deep-ball possibilities.
After the Rams traded for receiver Sammy Watkins during training camp, Rams coach Sean McVay raved about Watkins’ ability to “stretch the field vertically.”
Watkins occasionally has flashed that skill by blowing past defenders while running a near straight line, but he has been most effective working angles, particularly near the goal line.
Several of his team-best eight touchdown catches have come on slant routes.
“It’s the initial move,” Watkins said, “and the physicality that I play with.”
After being held out with other starters in last week’s regular-season finale, Watkins intends to pick up where he...