Sammy Watkins: Buffalo Bills’ 2017 Player Profile

Aug 26, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches the ball during warm ups prior to the Bills
Aug 26, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches the ball during warm ups prior to the Bills /

Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins missed a majority of the 2016 season due to a foot injury.

In 2014, Doug Whaley wanted to draft Sammy Watkins and was willing to give up a lot for him. In the end, Whaley traded the Buffalo Bills’ 2014 first round draft pick — as well as a first and fourth round draft pick in 2015 — just to draft Watkins at No. 4.

Watkins posseses a lot of talent. Unfortunately, his injuries have either caused him to lose time completely or be limited when playing. With that being said, he hasn’t really had a solid opportunity to showcase his talent.

For the Buffalo Bills, that seems to be the case too often.

After having surgery this offseason to further repair his injured foot, Sammy Watkins will look to finally give Buffalo Bills’ fans what they’ve been waiting for in 2017. It might be a little late, but time works on both ends and Watkins is running out of time to prove he’s more than an unreliable receiver.

With Tyrod Taylor throwing him the ball again, Sammy Watkins will be the Bills’ No. 1 receiver next season and will look to contribute heavy to a potential playoff run.

Sammy Watkins

Position: WR

Number: 14

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 211 pounds

Age: 23 years old

College: Clemson

Drafted: 1st Round, 4th (2014 by BUF)

The Buffalo Bills traded a 2014 first round, 2015 first round and 2015 fourth round to move up and grab Watkins. 

Current Contract: 4-year $19.9 million

2017 Base Salary: $690,000

2017 Cap Hit: $6.34 million

2016 Stats: 8 games, 28 receptions, 52 targets, 430 yards, 15.4 avg., 2 touchdowns, 20 first downs

2015 Stats: 13 games, 60 catches, 95 targets, 1,047 yards, 9 touchdowns, 17.5 avg., 41 first downs

2014 Stats: 16 games, 65 catches, 128 targets, 982 yards, 15.1 avg., 6 touchdowns, 47 first downs

Career Stats: 37 games, 153 catches, 275 targets, 2,459 yards, 16.1 avg., 17 touchdowns, 108 first downs

2017 Prediction: 14 games, 90 catches, 130 targets, 1,137 yards, 9 touchdowns, 72 first downs

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