So who got the best of the Bills, Rams and Eagles trades?

There's no doubt Watkins is an outstanding receiver, but his career numbers are underwhelming for a player taken with the fourth overall pick in 2014.

Matthews had been something of a disappointment for the Eagles after coming in a second-round pick at the 2014 NFL Draft.

At the same time this news broke, the Bills also announced that they were trading corner Ronald Darby for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third round pick.

This move will reunite former Bills teammates in Watkins and wide-out Robert Woods who the Rams acquired earlier in the offseason.


He will hope to revive his career in LA with the Rams, who needed to improve the supporting cast around under-pressure second-year quarterback Jared Goff.

The question is, was it enough? Darby, who finished second in defensive rookie of the year voting in 2015, had started 29 games over the past two seasons.

Watkins, 24, is a great offensive weapon when healthy. The 25-year-old didn't miss a single game throughout his first two seasons in the National Football League, and missed just two games in the 2016 campaign. He's caught 225 passes for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns, but his inconsistency and his lack of focus was an issue in Philadelphia. Last season he had 28 receptions for 430 yards and two scores in eight games for the Bills.

This move also saw the Rams lose one of their assumed starting cornerbacks E.J. Gaines. In the secondary they are now without Stephon Gilmore, Nickell Robey-Coleman - who was one of the best slot corners in football a year ago - and now they just traded Ronald Darby. If Watkins doesn't stay healthy, this move could hurt in the long run.


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