Buffalo also continued stockpiling 2018 draft picks by getting a second-round selection from Los Angeles and a third-rounder from the Eagles. Elliott will drop into the late second round of drafts, which is still a risk.
The second trade, which was announced by the Bills immediately after the first, sent cornerback Ronald Darby to Philadelphia for receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.
After Watkins' departure, the Bills now have Anquan Boldin, Zay Jones, Matthews, Rod Streater, Corey Brown, Andre Holmes, Brandon Tate, Dezmin Lewis, Brandon Reilly and Rashad Ross on its depth chart at wide receiver.
Watkins has been dealing with a foot injury that limited the wide receiver to just eight games previous year after having an operation to fix a broken foot. They used three picks in the first four rounds of the National Football League draft to add pass catchers and signed Watkins' former-now-current-again teammate, Robert Woods.
The Sammy Watkins trade wasn't all the Buffalo Bills had in store for their roster, though. The Buffalo Bills haven't made a postseason appearance since the team was stunned by the Tennessee Titans via the "Music City Miracle" in the 1999 AFC Wild Card Playoffs.
The Bills' front office was boosted by an offseason regime change that saw first-year coach Sean McDermott get more say in personnel moves.
Hue Jackson and company will not only have multiple first-rounders again in 2018, they now own three picks in the second round of next year's draft.
Darby started 29 games in his first two seasons in Buffalo.
"[There's] obviously a difference", McCoy said. "And I think we'll have that this year". "If you compare the two, it's obvious you can agree who is better".
"Sammy has proven he can be a productive player and an explosive receiver in this league, we look forward to having him in a Rams uniform", Rams general manager Les Snead said in a news release.
"E.J. has been a dedicated professional during his time with us, and we wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors".
Goodwin will see Watkins and Woods two-times per year in the NFC West after signing a 2-year, $6 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. But Webster's familiarity with Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' system - playing on Phillips' Denver Broncos defenses the past two years - gave him an advantage and ultimately won him the job. So we have been taking a look at all 32 clubs (in original 2017 draft order) and doing a little analysis.