John Sullivan

Sammy Watkins filled a void in Rams' offense and has drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson

Sammy Watkins filled a void in Rams' offense and has drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson

The missing piece did not arrive until training camp, and it came via a trade that made NFL observers take notice.

First-year Rams coach Sean McVay had gained a reputation as an up-and-coming offensive guru with the Washington Redskins, but one who achieved it with receivers such as Pierre Garcon and deep-ball threat DeSean Jackson.

The Rams’ signing of receiver Robert Woods appeared to fill the Garcon role.

But it was the trade for Sammy Watkins that finally gave McVay a weapon similar to Jackson.

That was evident in the Rams’ 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, a win that...

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