1. Sammy Watkins
May 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) runs during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
The former #4 pick of the NFL Draft is ready to make an impact. The Clemson standout has the pieces of a true NFL receiver: Speed, body control, quickness, and great hand-eye coordination. His contributions on the field can only be overshadowed by his contributions off the field. Coach Hackett will create complicated schemes designed to utilize the speed of the Buffalo Bills offense, which is that MUCH faster with Watkins..
Like any early draft pick, Watkins has a lot to prove. Many consider the moves Buffalo made to acquire Watkins as a poor decision by the Bills front office. Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah discussed the Bills pick on NFL Network’s Path To The Draft; Davis had this to say about the move’s value, “In this draft, as deep as it is, the types of players they could have without giving up future draft picks could have (gotten the same thing) accomplished… Obviously they wanted a better target for EJ Manuel, but I wouldn’t have made that kind of move. This isn’t like the Falcons going up to get Julio Jones thinking he can get them to the Super Bowl.”
Along with the criticism, Sammy Watkins has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Bills fans want to see great improvement in the Buffalo Bills passing attack and redzone offense. Some even question how much Sammy Watkins can contribute coming from a southern based school to blistery cold Buffalo, NY. Watkins will be a key part to the Bills plans; believe that he is coming to play and to prove his worth as the fourth pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Sammy Watkins Highlights