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    Get to know a rookie: Trey Watts

    By Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- We've officially reached the closest thing to a dead period the NFL has to offer these days as organized team activities (OTAs) are over and training camp has not yet arrived.

    That means vacation time for the players, coaches and, yes, reporters. In the meantime, let's get to know some of the less-heralded additions to the Rams roster: the rookie free agents.

    Trey Watts

    Position: Running back

    College: Tulsa

    Height: 5-foot-9

    Weight: 208 pounds

    Stat to know: The former walk-on became a productive back for Tulsa and by his final season was one of the better backs in the country. He rushed for 1,329 yards, had another 395 receiving yards and scored a dozen touchdowns. Finished his career in the top 10 rushers in school history.

    Road to the roster: The son of former Oklahoma football star J.C. Watts, the younger Watts is going to have a tough task in front of him in order to make the roster. Things cleared up a bit when the Rams released Daryl Richardson but there are still plenty of obstacles in front of him. Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason are in the driver's seat for the top three spots but the Rams did carry five backs a year ago which could leave Watts with a shot to make it. Isaiah Pead remains on the roster as does Chase Reynolds. Both played special-teams roles last year and theoretically Watts could emerge to claim a similar spot if he fares well on those units.

    Julius (Trey) Watts III, RB (5-9 1/2, 195) Watts ran the 40 in 4.75 seconds (with the wind) and 4.83 seconds (against the wind). He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds and the three-cone in 7.06 seconds. He performed eight strength lifts. He is the son of J.C. Watts, a former quarterback for coach Barry Switzer at the University of Oklahoma who went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Watts led the Golden Hurricane with 1,329 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2013, and was a very good return specialist.

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    Re: Get to know a rookie: Trey Watts

    Not exactly great measureables, which is undoubtedly why he went undrafted. But when it comes to your 4th back, measureables don't matter as much as ability to make plays for you on special teams, which at least as a returner, maybe he can. He'll need to battle and make the bost of any carries he gets in the preseason, and you never know, he could bump a higher paid Pead or Reynolds off the roster.

    Over/under on carries in the regular season? 0.5.
    I believe!

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    Re: Get to know a rookie: Trey Watts

    This is hilarious. I would have had him from Iwishidagonta college in Pine Knot, Arkansas. Anyway, loads of laughs. Thanks.
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