As we know, the Rams' search for a number one wide receiver has been long, spanning several drafts, and not so successful. Without going into who we've drafted and how they've performed statistically, suffice it to say that here we are, again, looking to upgrade our receiving corps and find what has been to this point, the elusive number one.
Fortunately, with the number two pick in the draft, we have lots of options and it seems almost a done deal that one of these receiving studs will end up in the blue and gold. The question is, which one? Let's compare the stats. For the record, the stats come from College-Football at Sports-Reference.com and include the bowl games from the respective years. Also, for the sake of comparison, we'll use Sammy Watkins' two best seasons at Clemson, in order to more accurately compare him to Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin, who are red-shirt sophomores that have already declared for the draft.
Sammy Watkins (2011, 2013 seasons); 6'1" 205 lbs.
199 receptions, 2910 yards, 26 TDs
Watkins played in the ACC and Clemson ran a version of the Spread Offense.
Mike Evans (2012, 2013 seasons); 6'5" 225 lbs.
151 receptions, 2499 yards, 17 TDs
Evans played in the SEC and Texas A&M ran a version of the Spread Offense. It should also be noted that the SEC is generally considered the best conference in college football and Evans dominated its two best teams, Auburn and Alabama, earlier this season.
Kelvin Benjamin (2012, 2013); 6'5" 242
84 receptions, 1506 yards, 19 TDS
Benjamin played in the ACC and Florida State ran a pro-style offense. Benjamin won the national championship as a member of the 2013-2014 Florida State Seminoles and caught the winning touchdown in the final minute of the game.