Both teams make sense for Watkins.
NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks said "Watkins' explosive catch-and-run skills would give St. Louis a true No. 1 receiver on the perimeter." In addition, pairing Watkins with Tavon Austin -- the Rams' 2013 first-rounder -- might give the Rams the fastest receiver duo in the league, something that would make quarterback Sam Bradford happy.
As for the Bucs, they could use a speedy receiver on the outside to complement the physical Vincent Jackson. An offense featuring weapons such as Jackson, Watkins and running back Doug Martin could make Mike Glennon -- assuming the Bucs' new coaching staff thinks he can be an effective NFL signal-caller -- a better quarterback. In addition, Jackson just turned 31, meaning Watkins could learn how to be a No. 1 receiver from Jackson, then take over that role down the road.
NFL Media analyst Matt Smith has the Bucs taking Watkins with the No. 7 pick in his most current mock draft. Fellow analysts Daniel Jeremiah (to Buffalo at No. 9), Charles Davis (to Oakland at No. 5) and Brooks (to Baltimore at No. 16) see things differently.
From a comfort point of view, the Bucs probably appeal to Watkins. He is from Fort Myers, Fla., which is about two hours south of Tampa.
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